Fine art photographer Ingrid Bugge uses her camera as a research tool. Since 2006 she has been testing the boundaries of intimacy and human knowledge, of nature and of emotion. As a fine art photographer, Ingrid Bugge approaches the philosophical, the emotional and the archetypal world.
“The human body – its movements and subjective stories – is my artistic passion. I mirror what I see and therefore I must feel and understand before creating my own interpretations.
I always start by examining the subject – the scientific subject as well as the subjective and personal subject. I collect motifs and textures with my camera, creating my own visual universe in my photographs.
Ingrid Bugge focuses on her camera in search for the essence of things: She explores the nature of form, body and human knowledge in her photography, giving it a sensual dream-like feeling.
“I paint with my camera with special techniques.The renaissance painters’ techniques inspire my work. I focus on the classic structure of background, middle ground and main subject. Their ability to manipulate light and darkness as well as their passion for dense expression amazes me.This is why I use the dramatic effect of contrasts when I create shapes and narratives in my photographs.”
Bugge edits her photographs digitally. She edits them by using light, texture, materiality, space and movement. It reveals the essence of her subject. As a fine art photographer, Bugge studies the moment and capture the viewer. She creates this dream reality and invites the viewer to share it with her.