Caryn Drexl

is an American self-taught photographer who has a unique approach to taking female portraits. Rather than simply highlighting female charm or beauty, she adds abstract elements and melancholy ideas, ultimately creating thought-provoking artworks. Her style is like the photographic version of Edgar Allan Poe, with its imaginative details and vague sense of discomfort.

“I hate putting titles to my images, but when I do they usually mean little to nothing at all. My images are meant to be whatever you think they are, not what I tell you. Sort of like choose your own adventure books, only it’s choose your own back-story instead. And so I prefer to present them to you at face value and nothing more, that way you can react in whatever way you will, without my influencing you with an explanation of why [or how] I’ve done what I did and what it all “means”.”

More about Caryn Drexl and her works here.

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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