POLISH NATIVE, MARLENA BIELINSKA GRADUATED WITH MASTERS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY. AT THE END OF EIGHTIES MARLENA CAME TO NYC FOR SHORT VISIT, SIGNED WITH ELITE MODELING AGENCY AND NEVER LEFT.
SHE BEGAN EXPERIMENTING WITH CAMERA IN THE 1993 PHOTOGRAPHING OTHER MODELS FROM HER AGENCY, AND THE SAME YEAR MADE DEBUT WITH SIX PAGE SPREAD IN AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE. SINCE THEN MARLENA'S WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN OVER 20 AMERICAN MAGAZINES INCLUDING ELLE, GLAMOUR, PLAYBOY, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AND VIBE. OVERSEAS HER WORK HAS APPEARED IN VOGUE, COSMOPOLITAN, GQ, MAX MAGAZINE, VIVA AND THE GERMAN, JAPANESE AND POLISH EDITIONS OF PLAYBOY.
Article from Shutterbug magazine
by Rosalind Smith
In her photographs there is none of that wasted look or shock value that has prevailed in magazine advertising. Her Girls are flirtatious, "delicious" as She calls them and classical. "I'd like my work to have it's own edge" She adds " The Model should be confident with her own sensuality. She must be sensual - sometimes that only shows in her eyes or pose. Confidence must exude from my subject everytime I shoot. Even in a simple catalog shot, just the way the Model moves her legs, arches her back or smiles - She should perspire assertiveness. I love Woman to be comfortable with her body, I'd like her to be happy".
Marlena feels that a part of her success of becoming a recognized photographer is fact, that She made an effort to connect with people with similar sensibility and perception.
Testimonials of Mamiya America Corporation,
by Henry a. Froehlich
It is with great pleasure and distinction that we at Mamiya America Cooperation proudly acknowledge Ms. Marlena Bielinska as one of our most valued VIP clients. She has earned that special status by her reputation and efforts in the field of professional photography, ranking her among elite group of less than one hundred and fifty of the country most prestigious and successful image makers.
In addition, for almost eight years, we had the pleasure of a most enjoyable personal relationship with Ms. Bielinska. We have been proud of her accomplishment and association with our firm and products.
Also Ms. Bielinska images have graced some of our own most innovative national advertising done in cooperation with Polaroid Corporation: a distinction only a handful of photographers can claim.
We hold Ms. Bielinska in the highest regard, and feel that we are honored to have such close association with such a succesful professional, and fine individual. If we may be of any assistance as reference for Ms. Bielinska with regard to business or personal matters, please do not hesitate to contact me personally.