German artist and photographer Claudia Rogge uses the human form as the study for her imagery influenced by the elaborate ornamentation of baroque style paintings. the specific arrangement and composition of the bodies often bring about visual illusions and complex patterning. her work often describes themes of mortality, beauty, lust, and sin. images from rogge’s recent series ‘lost in paradise’ sees variations of classical heavenly panoramas, translating the theme of baroque ceiling frescoes into photographic form. a hand-painted impression is achieved, represented by dramatic chiaroscuro and ornate motifs. the specific posing of the models strips them of their 3-dimensionally, rendering them near-flat figures, enhancing the optical trick.