LAUREN KLABUNDE IS A LIFESTYLE AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER
WHO IS INSPIRED BY THE VITALITY AND DIVERSITY OF THE EVERYDAY.
Lauren has been applying the technique of multiple exposure on film to her photography practice since 2008 as an undergraduate student of Architecture and Art at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. Over the years, she has continued to discover powerfully dynamic and symbiotic relationships that emerge from sequentially overlapping images. Her spontaneous yet strategic visioning assembles a composite image that becomes alive when viewed as a whole, while moments of intrigue are preserved. As the medium of photography is able to document a tangible and physical realm, the pairing of her artistic process results in a more human vision. There becomes a heightened awareness of an intangible realm of relationships we sometimes unknowingly participate in. Lauren creates the possibility for her viewers to be connected to each other and their environments by bringing to light these moments of blindness where we share stories, memories, and emotions. She sees the trajectory of her art reaching beyond aesthetics, revealing previously unknown and diverse ways of perceiving the world. In turn, this artistic inspiration will help cultivate an understanding of differences that empower everyone to live a connected life.
Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Visual Arts/Architecture reporter Mary Abbe noted Lauren’s most well known piece, Sabo Bridge, as a “photo to watch” in the juried 2012 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Show. Abbe describes how her use of multiple exposures in this piece “evoke(s) the elegant blur of bikes in motion.”