Tina Signesdottir Hult.
Born 1982 in Haugesund, Norway.
Only shoots in natural light. Photo artist who specialises in fineart, portraits and conseptual themes
Over the past four years, I have developed myself a lot, both as a photographer and as a human being. My direction as an art photographer is something that has grown upon me gradually, in my own development. Soon I had taken refuge in a realm where nothing around me existed. Nothing, but the photographic world. When I took pictures, time and places around vanished.
I’m self-taught, driven by a great passion. When I shoot, I’m 100 percent present in the moment. The most important thing is to express myself, communicate and create emotions. I never use a flash, only natural lightening, it provides a sensitivity and a feel you don’t get with artificial lighting. A good photograph must also come from inside. The connection and interaction I have with the people I photograph is very important.
Photographing people is more psychological than technical. If you have no passion in your heart and you can’t see the motives, no expensive technology or equipment can help you. Photography has nothing to do with owning the best equipment, but with what you hear, what you see, and what you are able to express. Your eyes and your imagination are the best tools you’ll ever have.
My photographs mirrors the expressive and beautiful. But also fragility. As a nerve underlying the motive. I hold a certain ability to give my photographs soul. To me, photographing is about seeing – not only with the eyes but also with my heart. This is when the real stories reveals. I can’t explain why my photos are as they are: dark, expressive, full of emotion. I think it has to do with the grandeur of what seems so clear, with everything we’ve seen and experienced, and which imprint itself within us as small images: a rich inner landscape.
To get recognition of my work gives me confirmation that what i create is good, and evokes people. It makes it worth the time and planning i use, giving me strength to continuing to create art photographs. I believe that when you want something and work hard for it, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.