“My name is Maja Topčagić. I was born in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I’m 24 years old and have graduated with a degree in mathematics and computer sciences. I work currently as a computer science teacher in Bihac. Also I am freelancing for Trevillion Images, 500px.com, Art+Commerce/Vogue Italia, and WIN New York.
I began taking photos when I was 19 years old and was given my first digital camera. I have never met the person who gave away his camera and sent it to me, but he changed my life. Since then, photography has become my greatest love.
I find inspiration everywhere I go. I imagine moments frozen and captured by the camera. Also, I write down my dreams. Sometimes an idea bumps me in the head, but mostly I find inspiration looking at the world through my eyes. It’s often something interesting, weird and extraordinary. My work is inspired by movies, books, music, videos, ordinary people and conversations too.
The fact is that I do not look at the world like others, I’m a mix of mathematics and art – as others assume. For me, mathematics is an art too. Everything that we see in nature, we can mathematically describe and write using photography. Math and art are soulmates, and using these very natural things for a human being we can describe our world and our mind.”