Weronika Cyganik. B. 1994 – Lives and works in Krakow, Poland.
I’m Graphic Design student in Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (since 2013). I’m mostly interested in book design, typography and photography, but something, what I treat most personally or privately is photography. There are two things that I should tell about my photographing at the beginning. First, I’m using old cameras (analogue) and expired films, second – I’m generally photographing during my travel or trip. Finding yourself in a new place, I always try to stop the first impulse to capture everythig, what I see around me and what is new for me (I call it „postcard shots”). Instead, I’m looking for existing situations and spaces, unclear or enigmatic compositions, harmony and details which capture my – or citys’ – mood. I like combining images with each other to create new context.
I agree with the thesis that the photography (and in general – art) should talk about something and artists should to know, what they want to tell about. However, photography is quite specific field – people subconsciously accept, what they see on the photo and they treat it as objective truth (but of course is not). Thanks to it, there is lot of space in photography to send very subtle messages and leave a great deal of unsaid.
” Art is some kind of meeting between the human and an idea, form or thing.
Everyone read artworks in its own way, art is an open message, that artists send to the world. ”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.