Remember those dreams, where everything looks real, yet something is a little bit off? Well, Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka's unsettling images explore these uncanny themes. They portray a distorted reality, but the nightmarish scenes still appear plausible, and this duality looks captivating.


Show Full Text

"The project is based on vintage photographs purchased from an image bank," Gęsicka says. "Most of these photos came from American archives from the 1950s and 1960s." They include family scenes, vacation souvenirs, everyday life, suspended between truth and fiction. It's hard to determine if they are natural and spontaneous, or entirely staged.

"We know nothing of the actual ties between the individuals in the photographs; we can only guess at the truthfulness of their gestures and gazes," Gęsicka says. "Are they actors playing happy families, or real persons whose photos were put up for sale by the image bank?" Currently, Gęsicka is a guest artist at the Circulations festival for young European photographers in Paris.

More info: weronickagesicka.com (dyttheguardian)

#1

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Kjorn 3 months ago

how the guys breath with their head up their butt?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#2

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Superluminal1 3 months ago

Face off.

View more comments

#3

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Silent Skeleton 3 months ago

Dang, this is so cool!

View more comments

#4

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

DarknessIsMyOutfit 3 months ago

Reminds me of one of those sliding puzzles in the square grid.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#5

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Superluminal1 3 months ago

Talked to death.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#6

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Superluminal1 3 months ago

Should have been weaned a while back!

View more comments

#7

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

DarknessIsMyOutfit 3 months ago

The masks are right out of Pink Floyd's The Wall. one of the freakiest album movie I've ever seen.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#8

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Speedy_Sloth 3 months ago

Then you just have that one normal kid on the far left lmao

View More Replies...
View more comments

#9

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Superluminal1 3 months ago

Trick or treat!

View more comments

#10

Photo Manipulation

Weronika Gęsicka Report

Superluminal1 3 months ago

Growing a family?

View more comments