Joanna Szproch sheds light on the ordinary as she captures the beauty in regular moments. Her photos are raw but gentle, intimate exploration of human connections.
The subjects in Joanna Szproch’s photographic world are often people close to her, or herself. She finds inspiration in her own encounters with other people and the human ability to feel and connect with one another.
How do you define your work?
My work could be described as something between innocent and vulgar, trashy and kitschy, romantic and brutal, old school and experimental. My focus is on my own experience as sensitive person far from the strict definitions – because they only constrain my ways of perception and expression.
By creating something between real and fantasy I’m discovering image poetry of the ordinary. Which might be a form of a fairy tale therapy.
You’ve stated that you work with intuition to express ‘color,’ what does this mean, and how is it shown in your work?
Color is my main stimulus; it feeds my visual cravings. It’s a characteristic that defines my gaze; I have a sense of it and comes so naturally that I could say that I was born this way.
Apart from its obvious aesthetic quality, it is the intuition to transmit some emotional quality subconsciously… the atmosphere, the charm of the situation. That might be one of the factors that make my ordinary situations feel so magical.