There is an excited energy to the work of Namibia-born, Cape Town based photographer Sven Kristian. Artfully treading the line between fashion and conceptual photography, his imagery is a captivating blend of atmospheric editorial shots, ethereal portraits, and meditative landscapes.
Kristian’s portfolio combines commercial work with fashion imagery and portraiture, alongside smatterings of landscape photography. While distinct in style and purpose, his images retain a unique perspective and a sense of inquisitiveness. The accomplished image-maker has always been insistent on one thing: drawing the viewers in with a curious intensity and piercing gaze. His editorial shots have a cinematic feel to them; they are permeated by a sensitivity to color and light, and attention to detail. For Kristian, photography is an expressive outlet: a space for him to play with textures, lighting, angles, and narratives. His emotionally charged, almost surreal, images capture a variety of raw feelings, offering splendid documentation of human sentiments.