Photographer and musician, Greta María Ásgeirsdóttir, captures intimate portraits of her family and friends. The Iceland-born, Berlin-based artist finished her BA in Photography in 2017, and has since been hard at work.
Moving between art and documentary; her main work includes portraits. She captures fleeting moments with modest means, employing a methodology as paired down as her subjects. The result is heartwarming, if somewhat nostalgic.
“I never thought about being a photographer,” admitted 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!'”
Indeed, Ásgeirsdóttir showed an interest in photography early on. “I bought my first camera when I was 12, and took photos of leaves on the ground,” she admitted. Her photo-shoots have a spontaneity to them that can’t be duplicated. “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 explained.
Take a look at some of her striking portraits.