"I create visual stories by using photography, digital drawing/painting and compositing"
My name is Linda Kristiansen, I am originally from Drammen but now based in Vollen.
I work for a non-profit organisation and when I’m not at my dayjob I spend most my time making visual stories.
I create conseptual images based on photography, digital drawing/paint and manipulation.
I shift between different processes to get to the final image, but it always starts out with my camera.
Using photoshop I composite different photos to make new stories. Photos I take for the purpose of that spesific idea, but also I have my own
stock-library and often mix past with present. I think of it as different pieces of my own life and history infused in some way in these new images.
I enjoy creating images that have a personal meaning for me, but still is open to enterpretation. Like an open story for anyone to finish.
I started experimenting with creative photography around 2015 and in it I found a new way to express myself.
I believe creativity is a fantastic way to deal with just about anything in life.
I am very into symbolism and to seeing things for more than they appear to be. Giving new meaning to the most mundane of things. Like finding a pile of seaweed on the beach and turning it into a dress in photoshop, or shooting a closeup of one of my kitchentiles to use for texture. The more layered I can make an image the more interesting I find the process. Stock from different places I have been, props and wardrobe with its own history. Textures from my surroundings. The challenge of shooting and compositing it all together.
I also give talks, host workshops and classes within my field, in hopes to inspire others.
2020 - Mars Pop Up, Spaces, Oslo
2019 - July - Oct SALT Art & Music, Oslo - "Plastic World"
2019 – May Oslofjordmuseet “PlasticWorld and The Climate Change” m/Kiro Roskvist
2018 – May Selvikvillaen, Vollen, Norway | SOLO
2017 – Jan/April Galleri Sirkus, Trondheim | SOLO
2016 – Okt/Nov Trondheim Kunstforening /Ni Muser “Drømmen den lokke” | Gruppe
2019 - 04 Budstikka - reportasje
2019 – 02 Shotkit – Article and images
2018 – 12 MysteryTribune – Fall edition
2018 – 02 One Year Artbook – Inspades Magazine
2016 – 09 Stubborn Magazine, 6 images
2016 – 09 Inspades Magazine, online publication, Interview, 7 images + Cover
2016 – 03 Dark Beauty Magazine, online publication, «Restriction I»
2016 – 01 Dark Beauty Magazine, online publication, «stillness of heart»
2015 – 10 Citizen Brooklyn e-magazine, Interview /featured images
Galler KA16 på Skøyen
Wright Gallery Hawaii / Jason Wright