Childhood Lost: the photography of Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost I, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost I, Justyna Neryng

A photographic series by fine art photographer Justyna Neryng.

The Poland-born artist "spent much of her childhood playing with her father’s cameras and dark room while roaming the forests of Chelmsko on the Czech border."

Childhood Lost II, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost II, Justyna Neryng

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As an adult, a mother and an immigrant to Britain, her photography has flourished into a substantial body of portraiture. Perhaps the most evocative of her works are her exquisitely emotive self-portraits that seem to carry the dark spirit of the forest from her childhood as well as potently baring the scars of modern womanhood. They show vulnerability and intimate eroticism as well as deep sense of isolation and alienation. It is these portraits that have been most published and exhibited in both her Polish homeland and in the UK. Four years ago Justyna begun to collaborate with her daughter Nell on a project Childhood Lost. She is currently producing new works in her adopted home town of Hove, where she lives with her daughter.

View more of her work here, including higher-resolution versions of the photos in this series.

 Childhood Lost XIV, Justyna Neryng.



Childhood Lost XIV, Justyna Neryng.

Childhood Lost XIII, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost XIII, Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost XII, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost XII, Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost X, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost X, Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost VIII, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost VIII, Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost IX, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost IX, Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost IV, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost IV, Justyna Neryng

Childhood Lost V, Justyna Neryng


Childhood Lost V, Justyna Neryng

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