Matt Lindén is an English-Finnish photographer who, for many years, has journeyed again and again to a place dear to his heart: the Himalayas. A graduate from the Master’s program in documentary photography at the London College of Communications, Lindén prefers his life of photographing distant lands to a life spent chasing society’s status quo. When traveling, he spends a large portion of his time learning about the local people, cultures, and histories of the places that he visits. In the two years that he spent living in Tibet, Lindén experienced everything from coming down with altitude sickness, to communicating in the Tibetan dialect that he learnt while living in Lhasa, to living with and alongside local families. While immersed in the local culture, Lindén documented his experiences in the Tibet Trilogy. a series of works that captures the majestic mountains and endless skies of Tibet in both color and monochrome.
In Lindén’s Black and White series, the contrast between the land and the sky creates a stunning visual impact. Without having to worry about color, Lindén was able to capture the interplay of light and shadow to express the desolate mood of the unforgiving environment.
“I felt like I was so far away from everywhere,
from Lhasa, from the world, from everyone.
Almost as if I’d found some distant, long-lost world.”
— Matt Lindén
In Lindén’s eyes, Tibet isn’t only a monochromatic world – it’s full of color as well, especially in moments when the sun highlights the fissures of the mountains, revealing them in all their splendor. His Colour series seems almost like a love letter from the photographer to his surroundings, recounting his treks through the Karuola glaciers.
Lindén’s Electric series documents the photographer’s trip across Tibet by automobile. Capturing dusk and nightfall outside of his car’s window, Lindén somehow makes the vastness of the landscapes seem smaller and quieter. Through long and double exposure, Lindén reveals the blur of mountain ranges, shapes, and animals in dreamlike images.
Tibet Trilogy is currently on display at the BROWNIE Gallery Store in Shanghai, see details of the exhibition below.
Exhibition Dates: November 9th to December 7th, 2017
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am~10pm
Kerry Center (North Section)
1515 Nanjing West Rd, 2nd Floor, 06B
Jing’an District, Shanghai
People’s Republic of China
现在，马特·林登的摄影展《西藏三部曲》正在BROWNIE Gallery Store展出，欢迎大家前往观瞻。
南京西路1515号 二楼 06B