Paulina Otylie Surys is a fine art and fashion photographer based in London. Surys' interest in the old fires her experiments into new artistic territories. Her works exemplify this juxtaposition of the old and the new; using entirely analogue equipment and early photographic techniques, she presents subjects in a thoroughly modern and innovative way. Her yearning for an insight into the soul is a large feature of her work and often results in images with a rather morbid feel, where the subjects possess a look of having crossed over from life. Surys studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poland where she developed her skills and her distinctive style as a painter. Following her studies, she discovered photography to be her preferred medium for its unique ability to capture a moment in time; she could, however, be considered a photographer, painter and art director in equal measure. Her photographs have been described as otherworldly and as existing somewhere between fairy tale and nightmare, while the influence of classic photography and painting remains ever evident.