Photographing both landscapes and domestic spaces, my images are an emotional interpretation of my surroundings. A sense of home is prevalent in my work and relates to more than a location, it is about memories, intimacy, and the attachment one has with a place. Evoking feelings of both nostalgia and loss, the stillness in the images briefly suspends time, creating room for thought about one’s own experiences, and the familiar landscapes of memory attached to places.
Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir is an Icelandic Fine Arts Photographer based in Palo Alto, California. She graduated with an MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004, and previously received a BA in Photography from the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Rome, Italy. Charlotta has participated in several group exhibitions around the world as well as solo exhibitions in Reykjavík and California. Her photographs are in numerous public and private collections all over the world and have been published in several magazines and books.