Rastislav Marguš lives a double life in the skies — as a photographer and pilot. His passion for flying and photography started as a teenager and both grew with him. He now works for Oman Air in Muscat. Aviation art photography is not just clicking a picture of a plane or any flying object. It animates the flying object by adding soul, shade, colours and nuances and thereby making an image a work of art.
Since 2004 he is a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). In 2010 he became a member of the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) after his work was reviewed by the jury of professionals in the industry.
In 2016 he received the FEP-EP qualification as an acknowledgement of his professional standard and in 2017 bagged the FEP “Qualified European.
In 2017 he was a finalist in the FEP Year Awards competition in the Reportage and Wildlife category.
This year he was also certified by EPSON for his technical perfection in printing. He likes to think of photography as a whole process beginning from pre-production and taking it through the image creation to the retouching, printing, framing and beyond.
The golden period and the biggest impact on his life as photographer came when he was working as an assistant to the greatest master of photography in Central Europe, Martin Vrabko.
This was the time he got to taste the old master’s technique which he incorported in his portrait, architecture and even street art images.
Aviation is the dominating theme in his portfolio. But he focuses the lens on women, fauna and flora, architecture, and the beauty of our Earth as seen by the Gods.
Rastislav Marguš’s photos are now on display at the cafe in City Season Hotel in Al Khuwair.
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