Barbara Lindstrom is a native of Fairfield County, Connecticut who lived in Stockholm, Sweden before settling in Boston, Massachusetts.
Barbara studied photography at the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canann, Connecticut, painting at DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, drawing and painting with Paul Stopforth at Harvard University, and the Japanese Tea Ceremony with the Boston Urasenke Foundation. She is a founding member of Galatea Fine Arts, a collective in Boston’s SoWa arts district.
Barbara initially worked as an artist’s portraitist and a company photographer for a Boston based dance company. After residencies at Buddhist temples in the California hills, she began to paint and changed her approach to photography. She found an affinity with color, simplicity and movement with a sprit second recognition of everyday geometry. She counts Josef Albers, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Ballet Russes for her early inspiration.
“My passion for photography has gone beyond the literal. I prefer spit-second imagery that echoes a desire to be precisely in that present moment that never stands still. This deep immersion inside Nature’s designs aligns with my affinity for motion and gesture, likely as a result of my work with dance and Zen.”