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Hi everyone, This is @katia_repina, Russian documentary photographer and videographer based in NYC, US. I work on documentary projects which focus on intimate stories and spotlight the issues of gender, identity and sexuality. I am pleased to take over the feed this week. 
In recent years the porn industry in Spain has changed a lot. There are so many actresses that the majority fails to live only from porn shoots; they have to do webcams, bachelor parties or even prostitution. More and more women dare to try porn everyday. This happens because of several reasons, the economic crisis that is suffering a major part of the population or the false idea of life full of fame and glamor that surrounds the concept of a porn star. In 2013, I met Marta, a porn actress just getting her start in the industry in Barcelona. We developed a close friendship that would lead to “Llámame Marta,” (ENG: Call me Marta), a two-year documentary project about Marta’s life on and off camera. 
In the photo: Marta during a porn shooting the day I met her. 
#documentaryphotography #Spain #Barcelona #women
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Hi everyone, this is @katia_repina, russian documentary photographer and videographer based in nyc, us. i work on documentary projects which focus on intimate stories and spotlight the issues of gender, identity and sexuality. i am pleased to take over the feed this week.
in recent years the p**n industry in spain has changed a lot. there are so many actresses that the majority fails to live only from p**n shoots; they have to do webcams, bachelor parties or even prostitution. more and more women dare to try p**n everyday. this happens because of several reasons, the economic crisis that is suffering a major part of the population or the false idea of life full of fame and glamor that surrounds the concept of a p**n star. in 2013, i met marta, a p**n actress just getting her start in the industry in barcelona. we developed a close friendship that would lead to “llámame marta,” (eng: call me marta), a two-year documentary project about marta’s life on and off camera.
in the photo: marta during a p**n shooting the day i met her.
#documentaryphotography #spain #barcelona #women
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

catriona hodge
27 / england / study heritage

i don’t know how many tattoos i have, maybe 40. i have many small ones. i have around 10 snakes. i love snakes because they are the funniest character in the mythological stories. some of my inspiration is from judas, or from legendary creatures like wyvern “the child of the dragon and snake”. i got my rst tattoo when i turned 18 years old. it was a song of my favourite band “ maccabees”, it says “first love, last love”. i felt embarrassed to have gotten it and decided to cover it a year after. i covered it with red roses.

my favourite style is neo traditional. i stopped getting tattoos for years because
i didn’t have money and then started again when i was 22 years old and didn’t stop
since then.
i decided to get a new tattoo every time i visit a new country as a souvenir of the place. also every tattoo represents a time of my life.
tattoos are the best way to express myself. i love the way they look on my body.
at one point i decided to cover my whole back. there is a stereotype about the girls who have tattoos, that they are drinking a lot, they take drugs and are always hanging around in clubs. i cover my tattoos at work because people perceive it in a certain way.
457 3 16 hours ago
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

andrei pintea
29 / romania / architecture student

i love skulls and pirates. i have 6 skulls because i love rock music and they are connected. my rst tattoo was my name written in the old english letters when i was 16 years old, but i didn’t like it when i got older and i decided to cover it with a new tattoo. in the 90’s, the common tattoos were letters and tribal tattoos. there was no variety like nowadays.

having tattoos is my way of expressing myself and who i am without having to say anything.i was working for a period of time as a male entertainer. at that time i decided to get a kalashnikov tattoo because it’s an automatic machine gun and it’s fast like my hips when i dance. having tattoos sometimes gave me opportunities to have more girlfriends.

what do your tattoos say? that i am really f****d up!i am proud wearing them. it’s a commitment to myself and it’s even stronger than marriage. it’s to express who i am.

it’s more about style and i am famous in my city because of it. i even get some tattoos for free from artists. people ask me where do you get your tattoos? so i help the tattoo artists, and they help me.
244 1 23 hours ago
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

katharina bauer
32 / germany/ photographer & acro yoga instructor
i have only one tattoo and i am not sure if i will get more in the future, as i was not planning to get any. this is not to show art on my skin. i love the natural body and its purity.
this tattoo is a symbol of my inner strength. after i went through a break up this was like a constant reminder. it was a reinsurance that i can handle it.
i got the tattoo when i was 30 . it’s a combination between roots and landscape.
i need to remember basic things in my life. i have a very good balance between my roots and my freedom.
when i was a child, my mother was the symbol of roots, she disciplined me and put rules on me. although, my father was the person to give me freedom to do whatever i wanted when i visited him.after i nished the high school they became the opposite. my mother pushed me to y away and gave me wings to be free, and my father stayed in our home city and then became my roots.
it was weird in the beginning when i got the tattoo, and i was looking at it a lot. i didn’t regret it but i felt there is something strange on my body. it became more and more a part of me. now, i feel really strong and empowered when i look in it.
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

kean jørgensen
28 years old / danish / volunteer work

my body is a painting frame. i am a big piece of art. it’s about the adrenaline rush and it’s such an experience. my tattoos are different but they are connected in my mind. it’s an addiction, i am creating myself. i can see myself when i become older, that i will be totally covered with tattoos.
i got my rst tattoo when i was 17 years old in a party. it was a small star and a friend made it on some of us, using the same needle. i love the tattoos that don’t make sense.
i got a ower tattoo with my grand parents names because i love them and have a strong connection with them.
my owl tattoo was the biggest piece i got until now. i xed it three times because i didn’t like how it looked. it caused a lot pain to x it. it’s about the healing process and i became another person during this.
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

mary jefcoate
20 / australia / student

getting a tattoo sometimes, it’s healing from the toxicity of the bad relationships i was in. it’s a physical memory of the time in my life. i got my rst tattoo when i was 18 years old. it was letters “be free”.
i have a mandolin on my right hip. i like the lines and it ts with my body shape.

i decided to get tattoos as a memory from the countries i will visit. i got a bear during my trip to ukraine because it’s the national animal there. i was searching for the most important and unique symbol from the country.

i think i will continue with these two styles. the mandolin lines and the national animals of the countries i will visit.
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

rami mohamed
29 years old / danish / circus instructor

i have many tattoos. they are my memories. pain is the price to get a tattoo but it’s also a healing from the pain caused by mem- ories.

i got my rst tattoo when i was 17 years old. it was the rst letter of my name. i prefer small tattoos to have more space on my body to get more in the future. when i started to get tattoos, it was to be cool and then after i grew up, my memories became more important.

in 2008 i visited palestine for the rst time to participate in a circus show. at this time i didn’t know anything about the palestinian israeli con ict, but after the trip i became very inspired by yasser arafat “ the former palestinian president” and the symbol of resistance to the israeli occupation. i started to read about the man and decided i wanted to get his tattoo beside my heart.

i have 4 tattoos about palestine. since this trip i became a fan and continued to visit for work or vacation.
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Hi, this is @emanhelal754 , egyptian documentary photographer based recently in aarhus, denmark. i am taking over @womenphotograph this week, sharing photographs from my project "hidden identity". thanks for following along.
tattoos shape and depict many people’s personal identity. these inked scars have different cultural contexts and meanings.

angela costas caride
32 / spain / graphic designer

i am five month pregnant with my second baby. i started late to get tattoos and i was 27 years old when i got my rst one. it was two small red hearts to remember my cats on the backside of my foot.
my second tattoo was a present from my husband. i worked together with the artist to make the design. i chose the japanese national ower “chrysanthemum” because it’s a mixture between life and death.
i had a hard life with my family and when i met my husband, he helped me to get away from my old life and start all over. the cage is a symbol of me as a bird getting out and ying away. the owers represent my new life with my husband.
i was planning with my husband to get a new tattoo after we had our rst baby, lilí. after we went to the tattoo artist and told him that i was pregnant, he refused to do it. we have to delay getting the new tattoo until i have given birth and stopped b****t feeding because the colours go into the blood system.
i would like to cover myself with tattoos. after you get one you have to get more, but for two reasons i can’t. it’s very expensive and on the other hand it could make it dif cult getting a job. that why i am trying to hide the tattoos and don’t have them in visible places.
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Hello from Michaela Skovranova @mishkusk from Byron Bay Australia 👋 thank you so much for following along for the past week as I shared my love of  ocean and nature with you. Through my work I also hope to encourage people to explore nature and their own backyards and to share that with the rest of the world too 💫 #exploreyourunderwaterbackyard #underwater #wildlife #humpackwhale #protectwhatyoulove  #womenofimpact thank you @womenphotograph for the wonderful opportunity to curate the #womenphotograph @instagram for the past week
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Hello from michaela skovranova @mishkusk from byron bay australia 👋 thank you so much for following along for the past week as i shared my love of ocean and nature with you. through my work i also hope to encourage people to explore nature and their own backyards and to share that with the rest of the world too 💫 #exploreyourunderwaterbackyard #underwater #wildlife #humpackwhale #protectwhatyoulove #womenofimpact thank you @womenphotograph for the wonderful opportunity to curate the #womenphotograph @instagram for the past week
1,060 9 1 weeks ago
Photograph by Michaela Skovranova @mishkusk 
The rare Australian Sea Lion - intelligent, inquisitive, interactive and unfortunately endangered. Australian Sea Lions are unique to the Southern waters off Australia just like many other creatures that call the Great Australian Bight their home.  This photograph was taken as part of a project with @greenpeaceap to protect the Great Australian Bight and it’s beautiful wildlife #greataustralianbight #sealion #nature #underwater #australiansealion #australia
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Photograph by michaela skovranova @mishkusk
the rare australian sea lion - intelligent, inquisitive, interactive and unfortunately endangered. australian sea lions are unique to the southern waters off australia just like many other creatures that call the great australian bight their home. this photograph was taken as part of a project with @greenpeaceap to protect the great australian bight and it’s beautiful wildlife #greataustralianbight #sealion #nature #underwater #australiansealion #australia
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Photograph by Michaela Skovranova @mishkusk 
Discovered during night walks : Queen of the Night - a night blooming cactus that only flowers a few times a year - only at night around the full moon. The stunning flower will wilt within hours and by the time day light arrives there’s only glimpses left of the beauty it displayed few hours earlier #nature #queenofthenight #flower #bloom
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Photograph by michaela skovranova @mishkusk
discovered during night walks : queen of the night - a night blooming cactus that only flowers a few times a year - only at night around the full moon. the stunning flower will wilt within hours and by the time day light arrives there’s only glimpses left of the beauty it displayed few hours earlier #nature #queenofthenight #flower #bloom
601 6 2 weeks ago
Photograph by Michaela Skovranova @mishkusk This photograph is part of a personal body of work “Bloom” This series explores our connection to nature and ourselves. It’s an ongoing project with nature. My aim is to create an immersive experience and get lost in the worlds I create  #nature #underwater #portrait #personalwork #australia
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Photograph by michaela skovranova @mishkusk this photograph is part of a personal body of work “bloom” this series explores our connection to nature and ourselves. it’s an ongoing project with nature. my aim is to create an immersive experience and get lost in the worlds i create #nature #underwater #portrait #personalwork #australia
599 3 2 weeks ago