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Maia Flore’s Fantastical Images Explore Photography and Memory

September 22, 2015

By Conor Risch


Though Flore uses herself as the model in her photographs, she’s careful to obscure her face so viewers might relate more easily to the work. Above: “Where the Sky Begins,” 2015.

In her quirky, surrealist scenes depicting a female character, Maia Flore hints at entire worlds beyond the grasp of the naked eye. She uses photography’s association with the real and visible to ask the viewer to suspend their disbelief and consider that beyond or adjacent to what we see, there are alternate stories unfolding. “In my pictures I always try...

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