This Photographer Manages to Do a Lot with so Little

Some photographers go all out with their subjects. Others, keep it to a bare minimum. Meet photographer and musician, Greta María Ásgeirsdóttir. The Iceland-born, Berlin-based artist is recognized for her understated portraits, capturing mostly her family and friends.

The Iceland-born, Berlin-based artist finished her BA in Photography in 2017 but had taken to photography long before that. “I never thought about being a photographer,” said Ásgeirsdóttir in an interview with wertn. “It was my dad who suggested it when I finished high school. I wanted to move abroad but I did not know what to study, and he knew that I liked Berlin, but I was looking at literature studies, etc, and he said ‘why don’t you do photography? It’s what you’re doing right now!’”

Moving between art and documentary, her main work now includes portraits, capturing fleeting moments with modest means. “I tried to do more shootings where I plan everything but I never end up with that result; I think it also should be fun, and I really like having a bit of freedom without a very clear idea beforehand, instead of thinking ‘I have to make it perfect,’” she went on to say.

See some of her intimate portraits in the gallery below.

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About a month ago in Malmö

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Tjörnin, 2012

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Adna, Dec '18

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