Natalie Christensen has shown her work in exhibitions around the world, including London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. She was recently named one of “ten photographers to watch” at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of museums and institutions as well as numerous private collections. When natalie isn’t looking for photos behind forgotten shopping centers you can find her checking her instagram feed while hiking the mountains around Santa Fe.
“Like many artists who come from the Southwest, I was immediately drawn to the light and the surreal qualities it creates in negative space. I began studying the colour fields, geometric shapes and juxtapositions created by the light and shadow. Six years ago I experienced an unplanned move to New Mexico from Kentucky where I had spent my entire life. This move was coupled with a decision to leave my career as a psychotherapist and my professional identity behind… My images emphasize what is happening within the frame an invite the viewer to contemplate what is happening outside the edges but can’t be seen.”