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Lina Scheynius

Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius’ talent lies in her ability to bring out the beauty in the simplest everyday moments. This august will see the opening of her first European solo exhibition at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich.

Lina Scheynius was born and raised in Trollhättan, in the southwest of Sweden, and began taking photographs at the delicate age of ten. Her photographic career began when she seven years ago started to upload her personal pictures to Flickr whil working as a model. Her intimate and luminously honest imagery quickly spread throughout the Internet, eventually leading to her first commissioned works. Since then she has moved on to work for some of the world’s most influential magazines, such as AnOther, Dazed & Confused, Vogue, Numero, and Elle, as well as the prestigious German newspaper ZEITMagazin, where she was selected to present a weekly photographic column.

She brings out the beauty in the simplest and most unanticipated moments in life

Throughout her career Lina Scheynius has captured scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself in documentary and momentary images. She has an ability to bring out the beauty in the simplest and most unanticipated moments in life, whether it be an intimate scene with a lover, a streak of light, or simply the flowers standing on the bedside table. With her luminously honest and sincerely spontaneous images she invites us into her world of bittersweet frailty and emotional meditation. Working solely with natural light sources, there is celestial mood in her work that makes it instantly recognizable.

To date Lina Scheynius has been very selective with exhibiting her work, and the upcoming exhibition at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich marks her first solo exhibition in Europe, with more than thirty photographs on display. The exhibition will be on view from the 30th of August until the 19th of October.

See a selection of Lina Scheynius’ diary series above.