I live in Santa Fe New Mexico where my work is inspired by commonplace architecture and streetscapes. I shoot every day and am almost never without my camera. I don't have to go anywhere special to make my photography; instead I find my images around shopping centers, apartment complexes and office parks. I dismantle these scenes to color fields, geometry and shadow. The places I frequent for my images are probably not what people visualize when they think of the city I live in, a major tourist destination with a carefully cultivated image. I choose to shoot in locations that may be viewed as uninteresting or even visually off-putting. This is exciting and challenging for me, to “see” something hiding in plain sight. Much of my professional life has been spent as a psychotherapist, and my photography as an extension of that work. Both have called me to explore what is hidden from view, those aspects of the self or the environment that we want to turn away from or simply avoid. I suspect it is our nature to ignore what is unpleasant, but sometimes I get a glimpse of the sublime in these ordinary places. When I find it, it feels like I have discovered gold.



Natalie Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a frequent contributor to online contemporary and fine art photography magazines, has won several regional awards and shown work in the U.S. and internationally.  In addition to pursuing her interests in art and design, Natalie has worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has been particularly influenced by the work of depth psychologist, Carl Jung. This influence is evidenced in her photographs, as shadows and psychological metaphors are favored subjects.





33rd Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler January 22 - March 9, 2018

Alteredstates/Alteredscapes Exhibition, a collaboration with Jim Eyre at Peckham Levels, London, U.K. February 9, 2018

Invited Photographer, The National: Best of Contemporary Photography 2018, Fort Wayne Museum of Art April-July 2018

Solo exhibition, First Light Gallery, Louisville, KY May, 2018


Juried Group Show, Primary to Tertiary - Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY November 3 - December 3, 2017

Chromatic Awards, Conceptual "Go Deeper", honorable mention

Chromatic Awards, Coneptual "On Shaky Ground", honorable mention

Online feature Minimal Zine

Online feature Musee Magazine

Online feature Lens Culture Magazine

Online feature Lens Culture Network Gallery

Online feature Feature Shoot

Online feature COS -Things

Online feature  Ignant.com

Online feature  Jungle Magazine

Online feature  All About Photo

Online feature Mache Digital

Online feature  Women in Photography

Online feature  Gooood.hk

Online feature  Profiles in Photography

Online feature Tagezanzieger

Online feature Archiportale.com



Two person exhibition, "Light Minded" Actors Theatre Gallery, Louisville, KY  Sept 1 - Nov 2, 2017

Selected for Review Santa Fe, The CENTER for Photography October, 2017

Shortlisted, Belfast Photo Festival, 2017

Finalist, Critical Mass 2017 Photolucida

Departure Theory, Juried Group Show - H Gallery, Ventura, CA

Phifest Contemporary Photography Festival - Milan, Italy

Daylighted Digital Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Work x 5 Invitational Group Show  - Clark Gallery,  Lincoln, MA (March)

Juried Group Show - Onomato Kunstleverein, Dusseldorf, Germany (February). Voted the "People's Choice" winner.


The Salon Show Invitational - Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA 

Winner Santa Fe Opera/Simply Santa Fe Juried  Show - Iconik, Santa Fe, New Mexico  

Emerge Santa Fe Juried Show – David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Online feature  Feature Shoot

Online feature  Son of a Gun Magazine

Online feature  Fotopolis

Curated InvitationAL Accounts

Lens Culture

Art Photo Index


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New Mexico

University of Kentucky, Master of Social Work, 1991

Western Kentucky University, BA, Psychology, 1988


Private collection, Sydney, Australia 

Private collection, Meerbusch, Germany 

Private collection, London, England 

Private collection, Dallas, Texas 

Private collection, Nashville, Tennessee

Private collection, Louisville Kentucky


Susan Spiritus Gallery

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