The surreal photography of Brooklyn-based Victoria Siemer, who also goes by name Witchoria, has captivated viewers with intensely emotional and philosophical themes.
Witchoria uses her photoshopping skills to manipulate photos, pushing them into a surreal realm, which reflects her penchant for “ennui, existential crisis, and heartbreak.” The artist characterizes herself as the proud owner of adult teenage angst, which seeps into her work through raw bursts of emotion.
Her atmospheric photography plays with hue, digital manipulation, collage, and composition to reflect the internal division and struggle of the subject’s emotional and intellectual inner world. Images of women whose insides are fragmented, words plastered over landscapes, and inverted skylines, invite the viewer to question their own reality and internal unrest.
Call it teenage angst or quarter-life crisis, these images resonate with all of us. We sometimes find ourselves stuck between dealing with our own personal issues and trying to function in the external socio-economic sphere that we rely on for survival.
Whether it’s the universe in a coffee cup, a galaxy around a woman’s waist, or the reflection of a city hanging above itself, the surreal world of Witchoria is worth exploring.
So let’s delve deeper: