Marion Toy by Mári Dimitrouli

Collabs excluded – Marion Toy is a one woman show by art director Mári Dimitrouli. Concept, art direction, paper constructions (props), styling, hair & makeup, posing, photo shooting, editing. On January 2013, she took the first shot of her artistic project “Marion Toy”.

Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

I started using a mirrorless camera on a tripod capturing conceptual colorful surrealistic visuals and building my creative identity. From that day on I decided to communicate my mood, my thoughts, my aesthetics as “Marion Toy” infront of my turquoise wall. My work is definitely fashion oriented but I’m trying to keep a balance between that and my artistic/conceptual needs.
-Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

My goal is to produce visuals with original concepts and surreal aesthetics easily understandable from the viewers. Plus to put a smile on their face 🙂 Inspiration? I never really know what to answer to that question.. and that is because I never realize exactly when I m inspired by something, plus, the after-effect might come way later and in a very altered way. To be honest I have gathered a lot of ideas, pictures and memories in my head from the past years.
-Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli

It’s like a mosaic of things I’ve seen or imagined and I m ready to alter in my very own creative way. As for my style, I wouldn’t like to put a tag on it. On this project I’m communicating through pictures and not words. I like to let my images interact with the viewers. Let them feel whatever comes to their heads on that very first second they see my work.
-Mári Dimitrouli

Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Mirrorless camera + external flash lamp. I do use Adobe Photoshop while editing but only for slight correction purposes. 99% of my pictures include realistic handmade paper props. I started posting “making of” pics lately so that people know that the props are in fact real. I am constructing them with a lot of patience and plenty of joy.
-Mári Dimitrouli

Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Try not to get stuck in technical stuff cause they only get you bored and you probably quit your project. Have fun with what you re doing, it s the only way to succeed. People can sense “fun” through your work. Well.. it certainly worked for me ; )
-Mári Dimitrouli

Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Marion Toy

About Mári Dimitrouli

Mári Dimitrouli was born in Athens in the early 80’s. She studied Graphic Design and is currently working as an art director in advertising companies and art studios for the last 13 years. See more of her works on Behance or her website.