My series is called Octobody.

My name is Maria Kepinski, and I’m a 27-year-old photographer from Oslo, Norway.

A little bit about my photography art:

The human figure has been the focus of the photographic community for centuries –– from portraiture and documentary to classic nude photography and erotica. Yes, my photo ideas focus on the human figure. But my work does not fit neatly into those mentioned above, well-tread categories.

Opposites and contrast drive my work. I combine the familiarity of the human body with recognizable, organic elements in my photo manipulations. However, my surrealism-filled perspective works to trick the viewer into seeing something beyond what they’re expecting. Whether it’s the contrast of skin tone against the scales of a snake or the sensationalism of goosebumps rising on the skin’s surface –– emotion drives my work and is contagious in its viewing. Perception of familiarity can always be questioned by including contrasting elements against those that compliment the form, skin, and tone of the body. The human figure, though it has been photographed every which way, can always experience visual rebirth through perspective.

You can see these black and white images at the Art Expo in NYC from April 19-22nd!

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