Katarina Fagerstrom Levring is a Fine Art photographer. Art, and later photography, has been an interest since her childhood. During many years water media was her main focus until digital photography, and then the Lensbaby Composer entered her world. Today creative digital photography with the meaning of experimental, abstract, and close-up photography of flowers is her passion.
She uses different flowers as energizing sources of forms and colors through which she creates her unique art. She finds that abstracting the subject is an exciting way to create her vision. To quote Georgia O´Keeffe, ‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’.
Her work is a result of sensitive and highly intuitive experiments with light and/or motion, with the creative tools she uses. Her favorite tools today are the Canon 5D Mark II digital camera with the Lensbaby Composer and selected optics and macro filters. No Photoshop.
Her art has recently been described as follows:
"...there is something deeply intense and critical in personal sensibilities and modalities of your art works. Amidst a plethora of art, you manage to say something very different."
She works mainly in her studio at home in Kungsbacka where she finds the solitude she needs to be able to enter the contemplative state of mind, her work - as well as her life with a Bipolar 1 Disorder - relies upon.
The artist is married to a "wonderful guy" who supports her career as well as her struggles with her Bipolar 1 Disorder.
Contact the Artist
Art Photo Collection
, Gothenburg, Sweden (Webgallery)
, USA (Webgallery)
, Hamburg, Germany
, London, United Kingdom (Webgallery)
2012: Photography Awards 2012: Amateur, Two Honorable Mentions in two different categories.
2011: Photographers Forum, 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest,
2011: International Photography Awards 2011:Six Honorable Mentions in four different categories.
2011: June, Prix De La Photography Paris; Non-Professional; Finalist, 6 images nominated to the Official Selection Winner category.
2010: Photography Awards 2010: Amateur, One Honorable Mention.
2010: July, Upstreampeoplegallery.com:10th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, 5/5 accepted, 2 Honorable Mention awards.
2010: June : Prix De La Photography Paris;Non-Professional; Nature/Flowers. First price.
Prix De La Photography Paris;Non-Professional; Nature Flowers. Honorable Mention
2010 January : Upstreampeoplegallery.com: 12th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Finalist, 5/5 images accepted, Special recognition for one image.
2013 Museum of Digital fine Art, MODFA Xhibitions online gallery, January 15th-30th
2012 June 10th-30th Group show at MODFA Xhibitions, online gallery
2012 April 10th -23d April Group Show at Brick Lane Gallery, London, Great Brittain
2011 November 4th - 30 th, 2011 Group show at Marzi Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2010 September 1 2010 -31 August 2011, Upstreampeoplegallery.com: 12th Annual Photographic Processes Juried Online International Art Exhibition.
2010 August 1 2010 -31 2011, Upstreampeoplegallery.com: 10th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Contest.
2010 April 7-June 8, Still Point Art Gallery (online): Still Point II.
2010 January 1- Mars 30, Infinityartgallery: Winter Expo 2010.
2010 January 1 2010- December 30 2011; Upstreampeoplegallery.com: 12th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition.
Publications in print
2013 Who's Who in Visual Art, 75 Fine Art Photographers, Vol 2013-2014
2013 International Masters of Photography, Volume 1 by publisher World Wide Art Books, available January 2013
2011 Photographers Forum, 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest, Best of Photography 2011. Release Date: December 2011
2011 Inspiration Speaks, Vol. 1, by authors ArtPlatform & Jessica Kristie, published by Winter Goose Publishing, 2011
2011 Who's Who in Visual Art, 100 Fine Art Photographers, Vol 2011-2012
2010 Annual PX3 Book No. 04, 2010
Publications on the web
2011 Darwin Wigget, Inspirations, blog
Michael Schilling, Photocreative365.com http://photocreative365.com/katarina-fagerstrom-levring
2010 Christine Cote, blog