Maria Fynsk Norup (b. 1975) is a fine art photographer, living and working on the tiny island of Ærø in the southernmost part of Denmark.
Maria primarily uses self-portraits as the medium for storytelling in her work, creating imagery that currently revolves around exploring the melancholy of being, the right to a place in the world, and the raw poetry of nature. Her inspiration is often drawn directly from dreams, feelings and past experiences, and her work can therefore vibrate with a dark undertone. Maria was originally trained in classical botany, and the inspiration from the plant world often appears in the visual storytelling in her works.
Her artistic style is often described by audiences as dreamy and thoughtful, with images that carries a storytelling thread, and a mood infused with silent drama, a vulnerable beauty and a sense of longing.