When I was a child, I wanted to be a witch — a powerful being able to turn things and situations in my mind into reality. Instead of becoming a traditional witch, I began using the camera to entrench my empowerment as a woman. My approach is characterised by empathy which manifests itself in listening to my inner voice. The beauty of magic is that it’s most effective when it is deeply personal. In my artwork, I deal with the subject of female identity and traumatic experiences. I create self-portraits where I can regain control over certain situations and relationships. My rituals of creating parallel worlds are based on performing for the camera and using archival materials. In my current work, I transform the grief after the death of my husband into images full of lost memories and unspoken emotions.
Weronika Woźniak was born in 1985 in Poland. She graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Lodz in culture studies: film and new media. Currently she is student of The Institute of Creative Photography (Institut Tvurci Fotografie) at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. She lives in Silesia region, Poland. She works as lifestyle photographer.
My works are for sale in small, collectable editions. If you are interested in purchasing a work, inquiring more information, please feel free to contact me.