Bewitched by Irek Kielczyk’s "Lady Midday"
"Lady Midday" is a photographic series that took form in the summer, in the mysterious lands of Mazovia, in the heart of Poland, where its author Irek Kielczyk lives. Long exposure times and camera movements give a pictorial effect to the images, in which shifty silhouettes of witches dance as a symbol of the evolution in the obsessions, fears and hidden desires of men.
If the general idea of a witch has transformed with the passing of centuries, in Slavic mythology Lady Midday has a particular story. She appears in the hottest days under the guise of a beautiful woman or a pig, and tradition has it she poses riddles to anyone crossing her path, with terrible consequences for those who answer incorrectly or flee. Can you resist her charm?
Photos via cargocollective.com
a chat with Jordy van den Nieuwendijk