Classically trained to play the clarinet, Magdalena Wywrot eventually chose photography over music, compelled to create and communicate visually. With a film noir esthetic, her photographs can be viewed and interpreted in many ways. I like to think of them as a dark fantasy of clandestine mystery, or a portal to an altered euphoric state of reality.
A native of Krakow, Poland, Wywrot initially began taking photographs to document her daughter’s life and growth, while she carefully observed the nuances of their relationship. Exploring beyond her daughter as primary subject, the photographer has taken to the streets of many major American cities to create her arresting black-and-white images, still operating under the radar and relatively unknown. It’s only a matter of time until Wywrot’s work mesmerizes the masses into a dreamlike trance. —Austin McManus
Originally published in the March 2017 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, on newsstands worldwide and in our web store.