My name is Magnus Snorrason and I live in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA.


Photography has been my passion since I was a kid. I have gone through phases of landscape, urban-scape, theatre, portraiture, fashion, artistic nudes; color and b&w; film and digital. My background in science & engineering shows through in my photography: I am attracted to abstract concepts and elegant forms in my quest to evoke an emotional response. And I strive for simple solutions involving more forethought and less post-processing.


My current focus is on fine-art nudes, mostly in black & white, and all digital. Why nudes? I am fascinated by the deep biological roots, how we are wired to have a strong emotional response to seeing a nude human body. I am also awed by the fact that this single subject has a 2500 year history. This presents an enticing challenge: can I say something that has not already been said in an image by some other artist? I may never know, but at least this challenge drives me to produce something fresh and unexpected, maybe abstract, while still respecting the innate attraction of the nude human body. 


Group Exhibitions

PRC Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, 2012 

Water (online annex), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, 2012 

The Human Form, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, 2012 


Awards

Finalist, PhotoShoot Awards, Emotion category, 2014

Silver Award, Color magazine, Single Image Contest, 2012 

Curator’s Choice award (Elizabeth Opalenik), The Human Form exhibition, 2012 


Publications

Color magazine, April 2012 

1x.com, nine photos accepted 2007-2012 


Books 

No Words, 1x.com’s yearbook, 2012 

0.7 mil Polyethylene, self-published at Blurb, 2011 

210 Photographers, 1x.com’s yearbook, 2009 


Education 

Various workshops, including: 

Platon: The Art & Craft of Portraiture, Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2009 

Eikoh Hosoe: Nude Study In The Open Air, Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2007  


Using Format