Daphna Laszlo Katzor
Artist/
Digital artist

Daphna Laszlo Katzor

Digital artist

Bio

Most of my life, I have engaged in commercial photography as a fashion and portrait photographer for one of the leading Israeli newspapers, and later in the advertising-photography studio I established. I did not imagine that I would engage in art photography, but various dramatic changes in my life had evoked in me a powerful need to engage in photography for the purpose of expressing myself, and it was in this way that I entered this field. My digital-art pieces are created by integrating the digital-photography technique with computer graphics. The works are composed of many layers of photographs. The photographs which appear in my works are taken both in my studio and in a natural environment, at times after planning beforehand and at times randomly. These are later incorporated into rooms, spaces, and graphic elements which I create using digital means. By employing different techniques in one piece, the details of the photographs which appear in it are endowed with a new meaning and a new reality composed of all the details which were joined together is created. My digital-art pieces are surrealistic; surrealism serves well the messages I seek to convey through my works. In the works, I integrated cultures and traditions, thus creating a world wherein fact and fiction are intertwined. I create a novel, imagined reality, of a setting based in a different, unclear time, which I am attempting to examine. I am enabling the viewer to find enjoyment in classical aesthetics, a hypnotizing array of colours, and an intoxicating pastoral beauty. However, following a meticulous review and a thorough understanding of every detail and gesture, the hidden, harsh revelations are discovered, and a realization is reached, that the scenes serve as an allegory for the state of man, society, and culture as a whole, and for the image of the world we are leaving behind.

Artworks