2020 / (Non-Pro)

If Your Faith Remains Strong

  • Photographer
    Natalia Krezel

Emotional detachment, indifference, and loneliness are the main themes in my work. The image above of an elderly woman sitting on the bed in the post-communist Polish house is associated with being lonely at an older age. The old woman lives alone, she has either been widowed or divorced. Forgotten by family, she is left only with her faith. Staged portrait, using flashlights, taken in Poland, 2019.

I am a photography student based in Edinburgh with a keen interest in portraiture, documentary and staged photography. Born in Poland and currently living in Scotland. My aim is to create images that are reliant on emotion and narrative. Literature, arts, and film continue to be key influences on my work.