In Reservoir, I transpose photographs from negatives inherited from my late father together with my own photographs. My father’s archive of family photographs, technical documentation, school photography and portraiture were taken over the period of his life as a photographer. I use these photographs as the departure point for my personal enquiry in considering different possibilities and interpretations, with a desire to develop a discourse around found images. The work addresses themes of alienation and displacement. Rather than a single photograph showing a decisive event, I choose to work with decontextualised images.
Jolanta Dolewska (1979) is a Polish born artist based in Edinburgh who works predominantly with photography. Her photobook dummy Reservoir has been shortlisted at Self Publish Riga and Dummy Award Kassel (2016).