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|MARIA KONSTANSE BRUUN

The Story BY JULIETTE LORD

stable, optimistic/pessimistic, settled/displaced, Photographs contain a story. The photographs strong/weak and so forth. Each photograph depicts narratives in the juxtaposition between of Maria Konstanse Bruun tell a psychologithese seemingly opposing parts of the personality. cal story, a personal narrative experienced and Her second collection entitled Maternal Anxishared by the photographer. Konstanse Bruun is a photographer originally ety is an exploration of how becoming a mother from Norway but currently based in the UK. She is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest gifts, but that it is also one of the most challenging psychologiis currently studying a part time degree at the Bournemouth Arts University. Her photographic cal encounters a woman will have in her life. This personal project looks at some less-talked-about work ranges from her previous focus on docupsychological implications of motherhood by mentary images to her current conceptual projexploring narratives related to the continuous ects in which she stages photographic scenes to create narratives, which explore personal feelings underlying anxiety that women experience, albeit in different degrees, as they step into the maternal and ideas. Maria is a social anthropologist and role and become subject to the affectionate bondher work is greatly influenced by her interest in ing process between mother and child. the interaction between people and the environBecause of the narrative nature of her phoment. Her work is poignant, humorous at times, tography Konstanse Bruun gave MANIERA the often startling and challenges the observer to story behind each of her featured images. You can think. purchase Maria Konstanse Bruun’s work from her The images are from Konstanse Bruun’s two website mariakonstansebruun.com. Alternatively latest projects. The first is The World is a Detour her work is available from the Saatchi Online collection. This project investigates notions of Gallery. identity by exploring binary oppositions within the personality; extrovert/introvert, stable/un76 | MANIERA | mymaniera.com

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