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Christi Nielsen

Free Member, Dallas, Texas

About me


I began studying photography as an undergrad and am now pursuing my MFA in Arts & Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Although I still participate in gallery exhibitions, I have recently become interested in the rise of new media and its effects on the traditional economic model of galleries and museums. I'm currently building an international audience through new media and communications, including online publishing, online social networks, and virtual spaces.

However, the unescapable attraction to learning some new creative outlet has yet to pull me away from my obsession with photography.

Most of my work relates to the struggle with expectations placed upon women in contemporary society. This past year, the focus has been on body image and weight, but I feel myself being pulled into a broader examination of the female ideal. Who knows what's next?

All of my images thus far are self portraits. It's not a vanity thing. It began when I couldn't get a model to deliver what I wanted, so like anything else... "if you want it done right, do it yourself!"

Comments 8

  • Sarah D. Kiefer 14/03/2007 5:53

    i feel redundant saying this, but redundancy is the issue. you don't need a text explanation with your images. they tell the story...you tell the story with them; as a viewer and one certainly not among the skeletal elite, i want to connect with the images here and i don't need the words. maybe some do need them, but the people who are going to truly appreciate and feel a connection with your work need only the image. that said, obviously i feel something when i see your images...your profile portrait basically says it all and it's a messy pleasure to have found somebody who gets it, words, images and all. no of course a model won't deliver what you want, only you do that and you do it with a courage and passion to which i only hope to aspire. beautiful nightmares and a strong sense of self, bravo!
    nice to meet you,
    sarah k
  • Irina Pidova 25/01/2007 9:10

    Thank you Christi,
    for nice comment and for liking my piece of work!

  • Karl Makkina 03/01/2007 13:47

    Thank you for your comment Christi
    i put you in my buddies if you don't mind

    thx again
    greetings, Karl
  • Irina Pidova 02/01/2007 20:05

    Hello Christi!!!!!!!!!!
    You have got such an amazing and creative ideas!!! I really love your photography!!!!!
    Keep going!!!!

    Kind Regards,
  • Christi Nielsen 01/12/2006 15:35

    Thanks Falko and Annemarie!
  • Annemarie van der Westhuysen 01/12/2006 8:21

    Hi Christi,
    I also think a lot about the issues that you address in your photos, and was fascinated by your work (which is why I've posted so many comments!).
    Thank you for your thought-provoking (and highly creative) work!
  • Seagaul 17/09/2006 21:08

    Hi, Christy, just had a look at your homepage and your profile and found myself in good company. I Like Your stuff, interesting, disturbing - keep an eye on You!

  • Andy Pomplun 13/09/2006 18:56

    Welcome to fotocommunity.com!

    Good to see you found this place, where professionals, amateurs and rookies meet to share their views of photography, show and discuss each others work.
    I hope you'll find the things you were looking for when you joined and have the same fun I have since I became a member.
    Don't hesitate to ask me or any other member of the team if you have any questions!

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    Best regards
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