Lauren Zaknoun is a photographer and fine artist from southeastern Massachusetts. A self-described "photo-realist," playing god is the thread that connects all of her images together by creating surreal portraits that bend the constraints of identity and reality. Anxiety, absence, power, and escapism are recurring concepts in her photography.
The purpose behind Lauren's work is to entice and unnerve the viewer, challenging their conception of what is real and what is not. A sense of humor and dark whimsy are trademarks of her work.
Lauren's art has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Milan, and Boston. She has been published nationally and internationally.