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.

"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)

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dash
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This picture is clearly not gender neutral. I guess it would be called a harassment, rape or male privilege if men and women would be swapped.

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

Just another pretty face?

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Silent Skeleton
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4 years ago

Dang, this is so cool!

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

When it just doesn't add up.

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

Talked to death.

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

Boys will be boys

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DarknessIsMyOutfit
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4 years ago

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

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Silent Skeleton
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4 years ago

This messes with my head :o0

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

Trick or treat!

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

Growing a family?

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Juana
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4 years ago

Groovy baby!

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Roos
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4 years ago

In some way, this one scares my a litlle bit...

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Roos
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4 years ago

I didn't noticed the girl with one arm at first hihi

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adoracat
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4 years ago

I've done this to my son, he was standing too close when I was putting my waist length hair in a ponytail, heh.

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Piotr Wiśniewski
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4 years ago

I tought this one is "normal", but then I looked closely... :D

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

When you've crossed the line.

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Shannon Morrison
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4 years ago

All In The Family.

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