AORTA is a photographic duo consisting of Marco Grizelj and Kristian Krän. They have worked together since 1996 when they first met during photography studies at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. AORTA creates staged photographs to which they apply subtle narratives. Their editorial fashion photography frequently explores introspective mindstates of solitary female characters. These mindstates are reflected in elaborate surreal settings which they construct as miniature sets. Their aesthetics are defined by hard lights and limited colour palettes that sculptures and creates depth in their imagery. Apart from numerous editorials for magazines such as WIRED, Schön, 125 and Elle they have had solo exhibitions in Gothenburg (Röda Sten) and in Stockholm (Fotomässan). They have participated in group exhibitions in Seoul (KAPA), Cannes (Festival International de la photographie de mode), London (125Live). AORTA is represented in the collection of the “National Museum of Photography” in Horten, Norway.