heather kurdyla
I use my photography as a way to explore the relationships I have with my subjects and with myself. I am influenced by things of the past and use them as a way to define myself. Whether it be portraiture, still life, or abstraction I have a connection which each thing that I photograph. Although I am capturing an image, I am also capturing a memory. I am like an outsider looking in on a miraculous moment that I am not part of.  My photographs are haunting with a sense of nostalgia. I use a combination of something beautiful with something strange and mysterious.

I explore the ideas of home, women, and relationships as well as the issues of abandonment and absence. My images yearn for a sense of a forgotten tradition. I use my images in a narrative way. By telling a story with my images, I am telling the story of myself.
2011 jocelyn allen cath. an a. dola baroni sarah de burgh rebecca carins saya chontang emily cross nina cuviller sarah duby magida el-kassis elena gallotta mariana garcia yulia gorodinski kristen hatgi olya ivanova heather kurdyla Aëla Labbé nyra- ang ashley lebedev aislinn leggett adeline mai carmen maldonado alex matzke marie michel orianne o mezli vega osorno andrea pun lauren randolph julie de waroquier rachael woodson