Katarzyna Derda

PAPER DREAMS
At times when I find myself looking into the past, or future and feeling overwhelmed, or frightened, all I must do is pick up my camera to feel at ease in the present. I create my own fantasy world through my lens.

This is a world in which I am in control, where I can escape the unpredictable nature of reality. This is a place that I create, and can see spring to life again and again whenever I slide my paper into the trays of the darkroom.

Last year was very precious for me. While facing serious health issues I spend months with my 6 years old daughter creating magical world of Paper Dreams . It was such a special time for both of us, sharing my passion with her and spending countless hours in the woods photographing or in the darkroom printing. She is my greatest inspiration. Those precious moments will last forever thanks to the memories and this project that we have created together.

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Title: Someone Like Me
Medium: lith print
Size: 15x15inch
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Frozen Roses
Medium: lith print
Size: 15x15inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Waiting
Medium: lith print
Size: 15x15inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Lost Shoe
Medium: lith print
Size: 15x15inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Neversummer
Medium: lith print
Size: 15x15inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Paper Dreams
Medium: lith print
Size: 15x15inch
Date: 2016