From the Series
In a recent photo series titled Ghost Town, Austria-based, Slovakian-born photographer Andrea Koporova creates a brightly lit and colourful world in which a lone subject seemingly wanders from location to location. From tennis courts and public swimming pools to construction sites and stairwells, the self-taught Koporova imagines a world thorough in details and aesthetics but comparatively scant in humanity.
Deeply saturated but still remarkably sparse, Koporova’s pictures focus heavily on atmosphere, creating a cohesive narrative that effectively blends elements of portraiture and minimalism. A reflection of inhabited spaces, Ghost Town serves as an interrogation into the modern contradictions of humanity, depicting loneliness and isolation in the face of an increasingly superficially connected world.
“I have been trying various styles of the photography but I love to focus myself on the humans the most,” Koporova explained of her work in an interview with Dodho Magazine. “The majority of my work is done outside – in the exterior and only with the natural light where I try to capture the beauty and the feelings of a given moment by my own eye.”
Much of Koporova’s work focusses on the female form and Ghost World is no different. Surrounded by heavy turquoise skies and deeply warm colouring, her female subjects remain in full focus despite the formidable mood of the imagery.