My name is Marija Smanja and I’m a photographer from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

When I started with photography, I used to shoot what I see in front of me, but after gaining some experience in portraiture, documentary, and some other fields in photography, I realized that I want to capture something that’s not just aesthetically appealing but engage the viewers more and evokes their personal emotional response.

Now, I don’t shoot what I see, I shoot what I feel and I try to create photographs with more stories than I alone can give them.

I enjoy the process of making a photograph, it’s relieving to let my feelings out but after the photograph is made, it’s highly rewarding to hear that people “got it”, what they felt, experienced and came up with looking at the photograph.

More info: Instagram

I could leave

My world

All about me

Into the water



I believe

You can’t see me