Conversations with Myself and Conversations Continued explores shifting notions of the self. The sense of time is not linear; the past intervenes and destabilizes the present. Vintage references, from objects to clothing, signal personal history and bring time forward. The mirror is a portal to a transitional space where the repetition of self-regard creates infinite possibility. The photographs are “still,” but the psyche is in motion.
In this work, the complexity of being a modern woman is explored. There is a sadness for what might have been otherwise, but a glory in experiencing what is possible through a radical engagement with oneself and the creative impulse.
Anna Matysiak creates stories within her photography. Her work takes on a painterly point of view. In the process of preparing each photograph she creates a narrative, styles her models, as well as designing and sewing costumes. Anna is appreciated in global photography competitions, galleries, and by her peers.
This series explores the vast interior space of a 135-foot high, working cement silo, located in Northern California.
I’m captivated by this world of shadows, dim light, unfamiliar machinery, and discarded equipment. This silo is a dark place ruled and made efficient by blowers, compressors, and pneumatic conveyors. Eerily silent, devoid of people and activity, it’s a world of mystery and poetry. The juxtaposition of the productive and the abandoned gives this place an otherworldly feeling.
These images reveal a world hidden for half a century, and celebrate the uncommon beauty of the interior spaces, equipment, and history of an industry essential to our economy.