Today, we are delighted to feature the wonderfully talented Dorota Stolarska of Warsaw, Poland and her delicate yet immensely captivating work. A graduate of Cultural Studies and now a student at the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design, she skillfully captures fragile yet amazing portraits with a huge sense of loneliness and vulnerability..
While inspired predominantly by the different sides of her homeland of Poland and the vast, changing landscapes juxtaposed with its harsh history, she also seeks solace in art, citing artists such as Caspar David Friedrich and Artur Grottger to the likes of Mark Morrisroe and Nobuyoshi Araki as her main sources of inspiration.
Feeling like an outcast in a digital world and being sentimental and nostalgic about her moments in her childhood influenced her choice to shoot with film. Take a look through her wonderfully insightful galleries and you will see how these affect her choices with her photography style. Her subjects are often caught in a gaze, lamenting and what seems like longing for something unobtainable or just out of reach.
It is maybe this longing, this anticipation for the past that she somehow finds an affiliation with analogue photography, along with the pleasure of waiting for results and the thrill associated with the entire process.
Experimental and questioning in nature, her photographs are a timeless picture book of beautiful abandonment.
Please visit her galleries for more of her wonderful work: