Some pictures tell a thousand words. I try to capture one.
Complementing her work in the medium of language is Osiatynska’s photography, in which she also concentrates on “removing the unnecessary.” As a collection, Osiatynska’s photos are a dynamic autobiography and a meditation on her personal life. As individual images, they are clear illustrations of archetypal concepts and universal everyday phenomena.
Over the past twenty years Osiatynska has evolved a distinct style of narrative minimalism that features precisely framed personal moments and aestheticized everyday tableaux. The resulting clutter-free scenes are simultaneously intimate and detached, eluding classification as artwork, reportage or commercial photography. Osiatynska’s archive is both family album and stock catalog, featuring elegant and uniquely emotional images that lend themselves to documenting subjects, illustrating meanings and transmitting a mood. Osiatynska also produces commissioned work in portrait, lifestyle and product photography.
Osiatynska shoots in RAW format with mid-range digital cameras from Canon, Leica and Ricoh fitted exculsively with prime lenses. She subsequently applies tonal adjustments, lens corrections and her signature cropping in Adobe Lightroom.