Johanna Laleh von Holst

Berlin, Germany

Travel city: Köln, Germany

Fine Arts | Fashion & Beauty | People & Lifestyle

Johanna Laleh von Holst is a German multimedia artist known for her versatile and experimental fine art, self-portraits and fashion photography. Born in Hamburg, she grew up in Berlin and subsequently went on to study art direction in New York City, where she worked in different areas of visual media, such as digital painting, illustration and fashion, until she turned to photography full time at the age of 23. Strongly inspired, by the time she spent in America, she began to create visions of saturated, surreal dreamscapes, using a variety of techniques. From the creation and staging of second identities of other artists, such as actors, directors and painters, to self-portraits and fashion shots, she always travels through time and space with a unique set of colours. Von Holst lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is currently working on her first photo book and next exhibition. "Colours and staging have always been my thing. I remember creating and telling visual stories early in my life. When I was 12 years old I remember arranging a group of children, including my 2-year-old sister, into a surreal scene in which reality and illusion were mixed. The necessary colour accents on the walls made my parents especially happy. Fortunately my mother is a painter herself and access to her studio was a blessing and became the basis of my aesthetic signature. There is no running list of possible subjects or locations on which I focus. There are more everyday objects and images I encounter, that suddenly become important and ask for the attention they deserve. Like the porcelain Dalmatian at the entrance of a retirement home who desperately looks at me to play with it. When none of my ladies are present to join the party, I myself jump in front of the camera. But what is the general duty? To move away from the obvious and social norms of marginalized beauty and to find new perspectives to represent women in a media-driven culture. Therefore I decontextualize and then reconstruct the color scheme to make a positive and colourful contribution to the all too often black and white world."

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Johanna Laleh von Holst is a German multimedia artist known for her versatile and experimental fine art, self-portraits and fashion photography. Born in Hamburg, she grew up in Berlin and subsequently went on to study art direction in New York City, where she worked in different areas of visual media, such as digital painting, illustration and fashion, until she turned to photography full time at the age of 23. Strongly inspired, by the time she spent in America, she began to create visions of saturated, surreal dreamscapes, using a variety of techniques. From the creation and staging of second identities of other artists, such as actors, directors and painters, to self-portraits and fashion shots, she always travels through time and space with a unique set of colours. Von Holst lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is currently working on her first photo book and next exhibition. "Colours and staging have always been my thing. I remember creating and telling visual stories early in my life. When I was 12 years old I remember arranging a group of children, including my 2-year-old sister, into a surreal scene in which reality and illusion were mixed. The necessary colour accents on the walls made my parents especially happy. Fortunately my mother is a painter herself and access to her studio was a blessing and became the basis of my aesthetic signature. There is no running list of possible subjects or locations on which I focus. There are more everyday objects and images I encounter, that suddenly become important and ask for the attention they deserve. Like the porcelain Dalmatian at the entrance of a retirement home who desperately looks at me to play with it. When none of my ladies are present to join the party, I myself jump in front of the camera. But what is the general duty? To move away from the obvious and social norms of marginalized beauty and to find new perspectives to represent women in a media-driven culture. Therefore I decontextualize and then reconstruct the color scheme to make a positive and colourful contribution to the all too often black and white world."

FOLLOWERS

1880

EXPERTISE

Professional

STUDIO

Yes

POST PRODUCTION

Yes

VIDEOGRAPHY

Yes

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