My name is Maren Klemp and I am a fine art photographer living and working in Oslo, Norway. I studied fine art photography under professor Robert Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole in Oslo, and I have many years of experience in the field of fine art photography.
My current interests in photography encompasses self portraiture, black and white photography in general and the use of vintage photographic equipment that infuses my images with a timeless dimension. I mostly use myself and my children as models, which makes my photography honest and true.
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.
I have held several fine art exhibitions in Oslo, Norway, and I am the co-author of the book “Between Intervals” together with the American photographer and professor Dr. José Escobar. “Between Intervals” is a fine art book on mental disorders told through photographs. [Official Website]