Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Ela Kurowska
Where are you from and how long have you been involved in photography?
I am a photographer and a biochemist with PhD, born in Poland and living in London and Ontario, Canada. As a photographer, I discovered quite early that I can combine my new love for capturing the world through the lens with my lifelong passion for science and experimenting. Six years ago, I became interested in photoelasticity and its unexplored potential in art photography. By implementing my science background, I build miniature compositions and transforming them into objects of beauty.
How would you define your style?
The strange, new worlds revealed through the polarized lens have defined my photography style. I started to create abstract images of mysterious life glowing with light and colors, emerging from dark space. I called these images “Light Forms”.
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
It took me a few months to develop my personal style of shooting these unique objects. I wanted them to look both realistic and otherworldly. I wanted them to be removed from the context of scale. I also wanted them to appear strange but familiar, like an alien life from a remote corner of the universe or an unknown organism encountered in the depths of the ocean. Most of all, I wanted to capture their breathtaking beauty, invisible to the naked eye.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What is your main source of inspiration?
The obvious inspiration for my art photography is life in all its forms and shapes; its gracefulness, fluidity, symmetry, radiance and vitality.
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