Justyna N (Neryng) is a multi-award winning fine art photographer from Poland. She spent much of her childhood playing with her father’s cameras and dark room while roaming the forests of Chelmsko on the Czech border. As an adult, a mother and an immigrant to Britain, her photography has flourished into a substantial body of portraiture. Perhaps the most evocative of her works are her exquisitely emotive self-portraits that seem to carry the dark spirit of the forest from her childhood as well as potently baring the scars of modern womanhood. They show vulnerability and intimate eroticism as well as deep sense of isolation and alienation. It is these portraits that have been most published and exhibited in both her Polish homeland and in the UK.
“Childhood Lost” is an on-going autobiographical project, self-portraits just in a different body.Exploring the nature of portraiture and memory. I am producing a series of portraits that evoke ,characters that populate this world we know as childhood. A court of character’s from myths and dreams.The images are aesthetically inspired by portraiture from the Golden Age of Dutch painting.By drawing on paintings as inspiration I am hoping to give a timeless feel to the final images. Key to the project is the painstaking styling and prop building, which I am using to evoke these different persona played out by my daughter.
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Photos © Justyna N