Little Town by Katarína Támová

Katarína Támová studied photography in high school in Slovakia and then in the University in CzechRepublic. Now she lives and works in London.  Katarína is a photographer with a focus on art and commercial. What she prefers the most is when she mixes or erases the borders between what we consider as art.

This town... This little town... 

This is an ongoing photographic project that I created in my mind a few years ago.  It's kind of a diary that is based on feelings and experiences with my family, relatives, friends, as well as the general atmosphere of a small town where I practically grew up and wheremy ancestors originate from. 

I have always perceived memories as if I stopped the plot of a film and gathered from it only a certain part, moment or situation. My project is a personal document which plays with dreamlike visions, bizarre scenes, and sometimes humorous situations. It shows a world that is built on real facts, characters and locations, but is turned into a movie scene. Memories of moments and the tension of an expected future are graded, sequenced, recorded and drawing up the outline of a script for a film. Each story operates independently and has it's own poetics and emotion. They display a small town with a rural character and its people, which has always been for me a kind of gateway or portal through which you can return to the past. That is the reason why most of the images consciously doesn't take place at the present time. People on the images act as characters from a movie screen representing certain situations but they don't reveal everything. They are more like an illustration of decisive moments. 

Through these images I try to immerse the observer in situations which let them run free and create their own world and story. 

All photos by Katarína Támová