Martin Varga draws on his background in engineering to infuse science in the creation of his artwork. He is a registered Civil Engineer and works for the Kern County Water Agency as the Engineering and Groundwater Services Manager. He is also enrolled at Bakersfield College studying photography and digital arts.
Martin’s technical background has allowed him to use a project-based approach to his photography in order to deeply explore the person, places or objects he is portraying. His love for water and science has come together through the creation of photographic art sculptures of liquids and gases that produce unique colorful shapes and patterns. The innovative process requires hours of work to achieve the right fluid density and timing. A sign he has achieved success is when he is asked, “how did you create that image?”
He is a member of the Bakersfield Art Association, where he displays monthly themed photo art projects. He also does commissioned projects. His photography has been published through Getty Images, The Bakersfield Californian, Photography Blogger, Roughneck Review, Capture Kern County, Kern Business Journal, Water Association of Kern County and a number of other business and trade publications. He also donates his photography skills for worthwhile causes such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kern County, Boys and Girls Club of Kern County and portraits for low-income families.
Martin lives in Bakersfield with his wife Jeanne of 28 years and they are blessed with three children: Michael, Michelle and Megan.