Paper Dreams

 

                                               creating 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.
 Chicago 2016  ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016  ©KatarzynaDerda

 

  •        This is a world in which I am in control, where I can escape the unpredictable nature of reality

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

  • 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.

 Chicago 2016  ©ChrisRiha

 Chicago 2016  ©ChrisRiha

 

  •        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
 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 

  • 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.
 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 

  • She is my greatest inspiration.  Those precious moments will last forever thanks to the memories and this project that we have created together. 

 

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

Doll is created by Popovy Sisters.

Clothes are designed by Agnieszka Podczaszy.

Chair created by Kari Bloom.

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

 Chicago 2016 ©KatarzynaDerda

Chicago2016 ©OlaZajt

Chicago2016 ©OlaZajt