Iris Kivisalu is an award-winning photographer currently living in Tallinn, Estonia. She's studied journalism and sociology which both contribute to her unique style of melancholic beauty often paired with documentary storytelling with works across many photographic genres mixed with architecture, portrait, fashion, and still life. Her cinematographic take on photography has granted her different collaborations from UNESCO and The Guardian up to Der Spiegel magazine.
Her work can mostly be described by a very strong orientation to details through a timeless approach. “I’ve never liked to present straight guidelines for reading my material, it’s important that the viewer’s senses will start painting with the canvas I’ve presented. It’s never about pleasing the mind with simple esthetics, it’s more about layering.”