About ALL series says Marzena: My series is about leukemia, but is in a very subjective and personal way. When my daughter was 3 year old fell ill on this disease. During this time, illness, hospital, treatment, nuisance and anxieties become common place our family. This series is something a kind of catharsis, an attempt to close emotions and experiences in pictures. I made these in wet plate collodion (ambrotype). Choice this technology was not accidental. I see a strong relationship this technique with medicine (after all collodion was formerly used in medicine for wound care). That purity which you need to keep, almost sterile and careful bring my memory how we took care of our daughter. Glass plates cleaned the same measure that I used to took care my daughter. Next reason to use this technique is the color black, which in my culture is associated with death and mourning. But the most important reason for choosing this technique is prone to errors. For me the heavy disease in childhood is mistake (error) – the imperfection of our lives. I use images of my daughter, her toys, things that we used in hospital and home (masks, bandages) and insects and plants (symbols life and death).
Marzena Kolarz – fine art photographer, born in Cracow, in 1979, Poland.