Karin Stenvall

Photographer Female Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/karinstenvall
Mayhem # 52823

About Me

* TRAVELLING TO FINLAND JULY 6TH - 22ND !  Looking for collaborations during this time! *

I live in the creative centre of Switzerland: Zürich!

Since I am still pretty new to the city, I would love to meet other like-minded people for discussions and exhibitions.

I do not attempt to recreate or portray reality as we see it. I want to create something beyond that. My aim is to make people see and remember at the same time as I want them to dream and forget.

In my works I explore the concepts of identity, belonging, weakness/strength and illusion versus reality, sadness. Therefore I don't portray people as the person who they are, but rather have them play a character in my personal work. I am interested in the human body as a symbol for an action or an emotion - and I am more interested in portraying human behaviour with all its truths and lies, than just in specific persons.

I am largely inspired by literature, music and other cultural aspects as well as political issues such as socially accepted gender roles and feminist issues, and take special interest in the darker side of photography, such as propaganda and distortion of reality. I like to create something that looks like a fusion of cinema and paintings.

I have lots of projects that are going at the moment.
Therefore I'm currently looking for models as well as Make Up- and Hair artists.
I am looking for collaborations that are mutually beneficial, and thus I am looking for people with a vision of their own.


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Credit Notes

Photographer at fashion event We Danced to the Wrong Song, Oct 2005
Photographer for Nocturnal Models Agency (www.nocturnalmodels.com) Nov 2005-Jan 2008
Featured in Odium Clothing's Calender for 2006
Photos for band Vision, 2006
Poster for fashion event We Danced to the Wrong Song, Apr 2006
Front cover for Elegy Iberica summer special issue, July 2006
Photos for band Sabathatci, Sept 2006
Front cover for Turun Sosiologi, November 2006

Konzepht exhibition in Stockholm, July 2006
Konzepht exhibition in Vaasa, August 2006
Xpo-September exhibition in Stockholm, September 2006
Exhibition during Fotomässan i Nacka, Stockholm, November 2006
Group exhibition at Norrlandsdagarna, Sundsvall, February 2007
Group exhibition Tillsammans, Stockholm, August 2007
Exhibition with artist Iain Struth, London, November 2007
Group exhibition Finis/Ineo, Stockholm, January 2008
Group exhibition Valokuvia II, Mikkeli, August 2008



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