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. In the last couple of years Maria’s work has received several international awards, and in 2021 her images has been shown at several exhibitions in Denmark and abroad, latest in Milan 24-30th September.