Eight years ago, photographer Natalie Christensen left her career as a psychotherapist, exchanging a professional identity for architectural landscapes that recall psychologist Carl Jung’s philosophies of the unconscious. Empty parking lots, forgotten swimming pools and open doors attract viewers to the scene, asking them to reassess everyday settings with a renewed vision, detecting forms, colours and shapes that hide in plain sight. The collection twists viewers’ perceptions of deeply familiar experiences. Pink concrete slabs, for example, are pushed to the edge of the frame to segment the sky, producing a flat, geometric pattern.
Image: Natalie Christensen, a good day,(2017). Dimensions variable.