Maren Klemp is a fine art photographer from Oslo, Norway.
She studied photography under professor Rober Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole in Oslo, and I have many years of experience in the same field.
Her interests in photography encompasses self portraiture, black and white photography in general and the use of vintage photographic equipment that infuses images with a timeless dimension.
She mostly use herself and her children as models, which makes her photography honest and true.
Maren Klemp have had several exhibitions in Oslo, Norway and she is the co-author of the book “Between Intervals” together with the American photographer and professor dr. José Escobar.
“Maren Klemps photography stands out as a fine example of portrait art, artistic sensitivity, along with a remarkable vision of a world she has created through her images.
Haunting, mysterious, a visual storyteller in her own right, she takes us into a world of grey tones, shadows, playful lights, all set in a ghostly and ethereal world where her characters seem to be living in a fold of time, a time undefined by the very nature of her images.
The portraits are of extraordinary quality and sharpness, and her subjects could not have been chosen any better; they are beautiful, somewhat nostalgic, intriguing, with a depth that pulls the observer into their world. To stare at their eyes is to be summoned….and there is no escape.”
– Dr. José Escobar
My goal is to raise awareness of mental health through my work. I consider my photography to be a plunge into the darker sides of the human mind, and many of my images are visual representations of conditions associated with mental illness.
The pictures tell about those who are gripped by darkness, isolation and sadness, and about relationships with close family.
They tell about the lack of belonging, to live in a separate world that few or no others can enter or understand.
It’s about the fog that comes creeping , which overpowers and paralyzes, the invisible disease.