Through the language of photography, Christa Pauwels is a visionary photographer investigating the nature of visual story-telling and muse. She explores innovative and playful compositions through the use of light and dark, colour, fashion, personal identity, character development and the possible roles woman may play or be interpreted as in our current society.
Christa wears many creative hats. She is not only the artist behind the camera, but director and subject matter of her work as well. She portrays characters that alter her personae and who begin to unexpectedly and delightfully tell a story of their own.
Her subject matter ranges from influences throughout history and contemporary caricatures, both random, on the fly and more deliberate. She has always revered experimental artists that think outside the box, and twist perception of what a portrait is, such as Cindy Sherman, Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton.