Animating the Everyday

Olivia Jeczmyk (b. 1983) is a Polish photographer, now shooting between Stockholm and London for a range of high-profile clients including Condé Nast Traveller, Telegraph Luxury, Åhléns and UNICEF. After inheriting a camera from her father – who shot in a photo lab in their household bathroom – Jeczmyk started experimenting with images as a way to breathe life into objects. This series focuses on simplicity and geometry – drawing attention to household items through minimalist design. Each composition includes subtly placed mementos, ornaments and tools. Amber and copper tones provide pops of colour against neutral interiors. Velvet curtains, chess sets, tangerines, dappled windowpanes and waves of auburn hair provide accents against the nude walls. The images provide an alchemy of colours and textures, and ask the viewer to really look beyond the shapes to find jewels of information.