“Inside” is a series of surrealistic self-portraits.

A woman’s body is supposed to be beautiful. For this series, I use my own body as a clay. I don’t aim to depict my physical appearance but I express the inner side of myself in a graphic manner. It’s a story about fighting fears, finding one’s identity and dancing with light.

While working, I was asking myself: Who are you? Are you your body? Are you your soul? Where is your true self?

These questions are eternal and you, too, can ask yourself: Who are you? Are you your body? Are you your soul? Where is your true self? Try to answer.

— Maria Pleshkova

NOTE: We discovered this great work when Maria Pleshkova submitted some of these photos to the LensCulture Exposure Awards. Even though the international jury did not select the submission as an award winner, the editors of LensCulture liked the work so much, that we decided to write a feature article about it and post it to Facebook, as well. Enjoy!

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