About Kirsten Swensen

Her portraits are considered to be fragile and soft. They often contain moments of people caught in between moments of inactivity and inner-reflection. In her work she explores the field of emotions. She tries to capture different states of transitions. Swensen is interested in finding the physical and psychological beauty in people that are frequently overlooked. In her photographic work she wants to emphasize authenticity, vulnerability and intimacy. She is always close to her subject. Te focus lies on the relationship between the artist and the model. The tangible presence. The nature of the actions she undertakes within her works result in her observing and questioning the human body, identity and vulnerability in relation to herself and her own generation. She finds beauty in nature and people.

  "I believe it is the humanity and oneness we recognize in each other, and when validated and understood, creates a real connection."