Lina Scheynius: Feminine Intimacy

In the latest issue of Apartamento, Hackney-based Swedish photographer Lena Scheynius gets interviewed about her intimate yet soft photographs.

With a feeling of remaining casual, Lena's photography captures scenes from her daily life - the photographer becomes the subject of observational photographs that arrest friends, family and lovers on multiple rolls of film. Her style is unequivocal: warm sunlight touches the subject who look confident and fragile in the same moment. Her exposed nudity continuously challenges the role of the female body, between inactive and objectified, and brings the viewer to build an intimate relationship with the artist herself who displays her own body as a piece of work. 

  On January 7th 2018 he told me he wanted to break up with me. This picture is taken three days later. It's the last picture i took of us together. He flew to New York without me later that afternoon and I took a train back home to my family. He is still the love of my life and i only wish him good things. Trying to take one day at a time in this huge world without him. (Feb 8th 2018)

On January 7th 2018 he told me he wanted to break up with me. This picture is taken three days later. It's the last picture i took of us together. He flew to New York without me later that afternoon and I took a train back home to my family. He is still the love of my life and i only wish him good things. Trying to take one day at a time in this huge world without him. (Feb 8th 2018)

[...] It’s not like I need to do this because I’m a feminist. I don’t like having a label put on what I do; I feel like it makes it smaller and puts in a box. But I do touch upon a few subjects that generally fall under the current feminist artwork umbrella, such as my self-portraits and being open to and loving the natural female body
— Lina Scheynius for Apartamento