As far back as she can remember Tina Lorien has always loved art & particularly the art of photography. She was fascinated, already in her childhood, by the pictorial display in fashion magazines and the skillful subtleties within each individual photograph. Consequently, Tina was taken in by the expressional methods of visual art, and although she initially hid her inner photographer and limited her camera’s acquisition of subjects to her family and friends, she ended up in Italy, as an art-production assistant for Jens-Flemming Sørensen.
For twenty-five years she lived in Tuscany where her medium of choice was bronze and marble, but slowly the interest in photography reemerged; first blooming as a contributor to stock photography, then as a photo inspector on iStock, and finally as a gallery owner and art photographer, who focuses on the hidden gems that suddenly materializes in the temporal everyday life.
Life in Pietrasanta and a lifelong interest in artistic expressions has given her an eye for the art process - she carefully chooses whom she wants to work with - and for her it is a long term investment to deal with the artists in the gallery.
To this day, Tina Lorien is still on the hunt for the magic in the day-to-day life, and humbly feels more like a photography lover than a fine-art photographer. Nevertheless, she manages to combine the two identities, and it is exactly in this blend that you will find the essence of her expression both through her own photography but certaintly in the choice of artists & artistic themes.
- Patrick Dan Lorien
© Photo by Linea Høiby.