Korean Dreams series documents life in North Korea using a darkroom method that blurs the images over multiple layers.
Nathalie Daoust is a Canadian photographer specializing in analogue photography and experimental darkroom techniques. Throughout her career, she has been compelled to understand and capture narratives that play out on the subtle boundary between reality and fiction often existing within hard-to-reach societies. If in Japan, Brazil or China, she usually spends long periods of time residing in the locations, so that the photographs allow her to capture strikingly intimate moments, revealing her subject’s true essence. For every new project, she then develops new darkroom techniques, in order to best reflect her subject in its particular context and visually reproduce the connections and atmosphere she felt in the moment she took the photographs.