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Drawing upon her itinerant background, photographer Lena C. Emery has cultivated a highly nuanced aesthetic. Born in Germany, Emery grew up in Singapore and moved between Switzerland, Indonesia and France before settling in London. Emery's photographs are both delicate as well as probing. Often permeated with Japanese influences, stemming from her extensive familiarity with Japanese culture and philosophies, her work is acutely poetic.
After having contributed to books by Gestalten and Rizzoli, 2016 saw the release of Emery’s debut monograph RIE (pr. Rhea), published by Kominek and launched at Paris Photo and Claire de Rouen Books in London. The book opened a distinctly feminine dialogue on the act of revealing, reminding us that our bodies are bound to the natural world, and as such was selected as one of the most engaging and exciting projects of the year by the British Journal of Photography in 2017.
Within the field of fashion, Emery has created thoughtfully curated imagery for brands like Dior, Stella McCartney, Helmut Lang, Lemaire and Tiffany. Her editorial commissions, characterised by their elegance, sensuality and imitation of narrative, have been published in titles including The Gentlewoman, M Le Magazine du Monde, WSJ. Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine, Purple, Pop, British Vogue and System Magazine.