“The fantastic breaks the crust of appearance … something grabs us by the shoulders to throw us outside ourselves. I have always known that the big surprises await us where we have learned to be surprised by nothing, that is, where we are not shocked by ruptures in the order.” - Julio Cortazar
My father taught me to take pictures. As a little girl I spent countless hours in the darkroom tucked away in my parents’ bedroom in an apartment on the 4th floor of a block of flats. I take pictures to prevent der bildverlust – the loss of images. I move in between worlds.
Educated at the Academy of Arts, my photography tends to be inspired by paintings and graphic art, but also not! I work as a freelance photojournalist and this is so much different than painting pictures. Cinema images inspire my photography as well. I am definitively triggered by an experience that we call coincidence — serendipity — and by the mysterious that is always between; an interstice.
The unusual is only rarely found … skill alone cannot produce a great picture. My goal and obsession is to evoke a hallucinatory presence to fascinate the viewer, to make him lose contact with the reality that surrounds him and submerge him in another that is more fierce and captivating.
I was born and raised in Lodz, Poland. I have been living in Denmark since 2003.