Using photo-surrealism, I get to ignite our inner worlds with courage, delight, discovery and hope.
My name is Maari. I'm so glad you are visiting FIGHTSONG Studio!
So you kinda want to get to know me, huh? Well, first know this….
Through my adventures and my photography career, I discovered that people grow potholes when we let their surroundings, or circumstances, dictate our beliefs (myself included). Healthy or toxic, our belief systems affect everything in our life. So how do we adjust our belief system?
I believe our imagination has a big role to play in aligning our thinking, feeling and believing. Therefore, I make art that is as functional as it is beautiful to ignite our imaginations to help us grow good beliefs, and smooth out those potholes ;)
As you might have concluded by now, I have a deep conviction that God is in a great mood. It was in that particular connection that my own “potholes” started to get worked out, and then a whole new dose of freedom and creativity were unlocked deeeeeeep inside. It was the kind of freedom that makes you awkwardly "happy-cry" in public places….
I’m telling you this because it affects what I create. My inspiration is triggered by a simple prayer and posture, on earth as it is in heaven. And then, after some blood sweat and tears, these pictures happen….
I am often asked if they are paintings. Nope. I am an adventurer-to-the core so I leap at the opportunity to photograph all the components on locations near and far and hand-stitch them together digitally in my studio. It is a labor of love and exploration.
I'm very excited you found me, and I’d love to get to know you too, so send me a note!
Thanks for reading,