Familiarity breeds introspection Photographer Natalie Christensen
residents, Santa Fe is recognizable in photographs even from small details, such as a pink or earth-toned adobe wall. Natalie Christensen’s perspective aims at shifting focus away from place to a concentration on objects within a compositional framework. How do you avoid the iconic look or character of a place overshadowing a photograph in favor of retaining the integrity of a moment?
The environments Christensen shoots emphasize the mesmerizing beauty and allure of the mundane: the ladder of a crystal-clear swimming pool, the shadow of a street sign, the dark blue shadow on a light blue wall, and a forgotten chair upon the desert sands, its metal back framing a distant rock formation. Her work is all about perspective. A collection of her works is on view at Turner Carroll Gallery in two exhibits: Altering Perspective and