Tina Signesdottir Hult
The main emphasis in Tina Signesdottir Hult’s work is the relationships she has with her models, which often last for several years. Tina works methodically and consequently in natural light, often developing a strong bond to her models whose emotional state is confined in sincerity, as seen in the series of the young girl Lina, with whom she has been working to create a new series every year since 2012. Lina is her muse and like a red thread through Tina’s artistic journey as a photographer.
As an artist Tina thinks of herself as a Nordic artist, and Nordic aesthetics have influenced her work, which is clearly recognizable. She considers her work to have elements of naturalism and she finds great inspiration from old master painters. Tina often uses museums and historical houses from the 19th century as scenery. Still her work is more up to modern date in its form of simplicity and minimalism.
Tina’s photography mirrors the expressive and the beautiful, but the essence is fragility, vulnerability with underlying stories often seen in her conceptual works. Her portraits hold a strong balanced composition and expression, often using a narrow frame. To her, photographing is about seeing – not only with the eyes, but also with the heart. This is when real stories are revealed.