Photofusion Member: Maria Konstanse Bruun
I am originally from Norway but currently basted in the UK. Photography allows me to investigate and explore personal feelings and ideas through carefully staged images where I control all elements within the frame. Besides being a photographer I am a Social Anthropologist and my interest in the interaction between people and their environment underpins all my work.
The featured work is from my two most recent projects:
1) The World is a Detour
We play out different roles in different situations in life. Society wants to pin us down to certain types. We all contain elements of everything, and I can be everything and more! This project investigates notions of identity by exploring binary oppositions within the personality; extrovert/introvert, stable/unstable, optimistic/pessimistic, settled/displaced, strong/weak and so forth. Each photograph depicts narratives in the juxtaposition between these seemingly opposing parts of the personality.
2) Maternal Anxiety
Becoming a mother is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest gifts, but it is also one of the most challenging psychological encounters a woman will have in her life. This personal project looks at some less-talked-about psychological implications of motherhood by exploring narratives related to the continuous underlying anxiety that women experience, presumably in different degrees, as they step in to the maternal role and become subject to the affectionate bonding process between mother and child.
My personal website: www.mariakonstansebruun.com
My e-mail address: [email protected]konstansebruun.com