Thursday, 6 March 2014

introducing 'dall'Esterno' artists: Sonia Firlej

Sonia Firlej is a photographer, painter, illustrator and textile artist living and working in Poznań, Poland.

In her prevalently black and white, analogue photography, Sonia creates intense and often disturbing images. Picturing torpid characters in slightly nightmarish scenes and a distorted perspective, she links neo-gothic style and a 1960s aesthetic. 

Sonia captures her subjects as if in passing, and although the portraits are very self-aware and classical, the blurred focus and partially hidden faces give the impression that the images are a brief encounter or scene in a larger story. 

The effect is enhanced by the removal or addition of certain elements, and sometimes manipulation, which gives Sonia's photographs a surreal quality.  

If you’d like to see more of Sonia’s photos, go to her websiteportfolio and Facebook page.

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