Between delicate fiction, dramatic surrealism and visual poetry, German-based artist Laura Zalenga’s photographs dissect human emotions with boldness. It’s sometimes gentle, sometimes raw or mysterious. Her works reinvent the art of portrait and self-portrait by leaving the studios and traditional postures et thanks to the creation of a minimalist graphic universe yet extremely rich. Indeed, inside her narrations, the textures and the hues come to arouse the spectators’ eyes.

She explains that her inspiration can come out at any moment: «Objects laying somewhere, light situations, faces, places, thoughts, stories, emotions, dreams, artworks from other genres (painting, poem, cinema, music) and so much more. I think it’s all about keeping your eyes and mind open. Photography turned me into a possibility-scanner.» Follow her on Instagram.