Q&A: Karolina Wojtas — We Can’t Live – Without Each other

08.09.20

What will baffle future generations about our day and age? Ohh I have no idea. I think most of us never thought the world could look like it does nowadays. Maybe that we all now have to stay at home. What is it that interests you about photography? The freedom to work with an accident! I’ve been doing it for a long time, but maybe it is about the speed or the magic of using the flash (when I was young I didn’t know how to use it, so I held it with my finger, which resulted in a mini-explosion – that was quite intriguing). Or maybe it’s looking at family photos, where most of the family members have their heads cut off. Usually, if I plan to take a picture, I will set up a still life then I am just waiting for something to fall, or I destroy the set by kicking something, just to achieve that thing you could not predict. This is probably what interests me the most in photography. What part of the planet would you like to explore? I want to see as much of it as is possible! But now I need to focus on exploring my own yard. It’s a mess so there is a lot to find! Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Nowadays, to be an expert at doing nothing and lost time. Which living person do you most admire? My grandpa! He knows how to build everything, he can always solve my problems! I couldn’t survive without him! He is the best person! On what occasion do you lie? When I do strange things, but normally I don’t lie because I cant! I am horrible at it! But if I must, mostly for stupid things like if there are sweets at home, If my brother asks. What is the next book you want to read? I need to read books for my diploma essay on the sociology of education and the hidden curriculum. Its a really interesting subject. Most used camera? I am a total freak for this one model of camera! it is a 16-year-old digital Canon, I already have 17 them, I’m constantly surfing the net to find more of them just in case I need more for the future 😉 I love it totally! What object do you want? Glitter, a sparkling colorful fluffy dress or something different. What object do you need? Big magic rubber, to erase a virus from the whole world. Describe a cheap thrill. When you accidentally lose a disk and all the files on it. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? During these strange times I try to keep busy, but most of the time I start and don’t finish projects. So maybe its time to end gluing boxes from my old books, and build a big school building 😉 And maybe it’s the right time to complete my manual ‘how to find a love’. Some time ago I found a manual on the net, which was very serious with plenty of exercises! It was totally strange! I want to create a very funny and nonsense tutorial inspired by this book.

Karolina Wojtas (born in 1996) – is a photographer, she studies in Film School Lodz and Institute of Creative Photography in the Czech Republic. She lives in a colorful world of experiment and endless fun. She draws from children’s fantasies and memories. Inspiration may become from her a mess in the garden, or her grandfather, or a huge slide. Through her exhibition, it is impossible to slip, sometimes covered with brocade or balloons. But you can feel like a child – play, abandon, and scrounge.

To see more of Karolina Wojtas work visit — Website / Instagram