Iness Rychlik

Title: Beauty & Decay

About the Photo:


Although ‘Beauty & Decay’ is greatly inspired by historical drama, the nature of my work is deeply personal and symbolic. In my self-portraits, I often use genuine antique garments or props to depict the parallels between my experiences as a woman and the inferior female position in Victorian Britain. Sexual harassment and objectification is an everyday reality. Despite living in a modern society where education and professional development are widely accessible, we are still reduced to the role of a mere exhibit; a silent doll. My conceptual images convey the pain of being forced into a submissive or ornamental role.

(2018 – present)