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Sphynx: an exclusive by photographer Dag Knudsen from Oslo, Norway

I wanted to show how it is natural for animals to be nude while the model here is submissive to the morals that are pushed upon us

“I became a professional photographer after assisting the late Alberto Serejo for more than two years at the turn of the century. Specializing in people and working on medium format, shooting commercials, fashion and portraits, I have worked with a variety of clients and projects across the globe. My career has featured advertising campaigns, fashion editorials, portraiture and exhibitions in several countries.

Since 2010 I have been published in Copenhagen, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Seul, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, San Fransisco and New York. I have worked as a professional photographer for over ten years.”

I have a thing for cats, and when I met a person who owned a sphynx cat, I really wanted to shoot something with the cat as a model. I have recently been victim of censor, both by IG and FB. IG has on two occasions deleted my account and I just came out of a 30 day “moral ban” from FB after posing my work. I wanted to show how it is natural for animals to be nude while the model here is submissive to the morals that are pushed upon us, even though we are not making pornography but art. It will be interesting to see if the nipples of the cat will be removed or censored.

Photography by Dag Knudsen @bandido_deluz www.dag-knudsen.com | Styling by Salima Jobarteh @miss_jobarteh | Hair by Creative Director at salon Adam & Eva, Eirik Thorsen @eirikthorsen www.adamogeva.no | Make up by Linda Nicolaysen @lindanicolaysen | Model Marie Victoria / Idol Looks @idollooks / @selectmodelmgmt | Cat: Safran the sphynx

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