Trace

2018 Galleria Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland.

2018 Galleria Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland.

 
 

Trace - Jälki

In my series "Trace," my aim is to uncover different traces of memory; those expressing emotions, places or people. The process starts from daily life, by hearing, seeing, reading or experiencing the things that draw my attention. I like to think of my images as poems, made from a deeply personal point of view in order to understand universal feelings.

I use different layers of poetic forms to create my rhythms—from free verse to storytelling. For me, it is important to create a specific language for each of my stories. Within this work, I'm using both cyanotype and digital collage to combine archival materials and staged photographs. The archives range from old family albums to mobile snapshots.  Although my starting points are notes from daily life, it is the power of the imagination that allows this work to touch upon universal experiences

The main themes in my work are perishability and invisibility, combined with a critical look at the everyday habits that usually go unquestioned. At the same time, I want to tell stories that are clearly separate from our day to day reality. My use of different layers of time and imagination is combined into my blue image-world that return to the roots. The color blue take us to the beginning of photography with modern twist. Blue is also something deep in mind that I can't date exactly but is essential to the feeling of the work.

 

 
 
Trace (07), 2017,   Pigment print, Framed, 40x57cm

Trace (07), 2017,

Pigment print, Framed, 40x57cm

Trace  (25, 26 and 27), 2018  Cyanotype on fabric, 18,5x14x8cm

Trace (25, 26 and 27), 2018

Cyanotype on fabric, 18,5x14x8cm

Trace (32), 2019  Pigment print, Framed, 116x75cm

Trace (32), 2019

Pigment print, Framed, 116x75cm

Trace (01), 2016  Pigment print, Framed, 25x32cm

Trace (01), 2016

Pigment print, Framed, 25x32cm

Trace (20), 2016  Pigment print, Framed, 25x24cm

Trace (20), 2016

Pigment print, Framed, 25x24cm

Trace (15), 2018,  Pigment print, Framed, 40x59cm

Trace (15), 2018,

Pigment print, Framed, 40x59cm

Trace (14), 2017,  Pigment print, Framed, 40x59cm

Trace (14), 2017,

Pigment print, Framed, 40x59cm

Trace (13), 2017,   Pigment print, Framed, 32x25cm

Trace (13), 2017,

Pigment print, Framed, 32x25cm

Trace (24), 2019,  Pigment print, Framed, 25x32cm

Trace (24), 2019,

Pigment print, Framed, 25x32cm

Trace (29),   Pigment print, Framed, 25x20,5cm

Trace (29),

Pigment print, Framed, 25x20,5cm

Trace (5), 2018,  Pigment print (floating image + background), Framed, 32x25cm

Trace (5), 2018,

Pigment print (floating image + background), Framed, 32x25cm

Trace (11), 2019  Pigment print, Framed, 44x25cm

Trace (11), 2019

Pigment print, Framed, 44x25cm

Trace (22), 2018/2019  Pigment print, Framed, 48x25cm

Trace (22), 2018/2019

Pigment print, Framed, 48x25cm

Trace (21), 2018  Pigment print, Framed, 36,5x25cm

Trace (21), 2018

Pigment print, Framed, 36,5x25cm

Trace (6), 2017  Pigment, Framed, 54x40cm

Trace (6), 2017

Pigment, Framed, 54x40cm

Trace (9), 2017  Pigment print, Framed, 116x77cm

Trace (9), 2017

Pigment print, Framed, 116x77cm

Trace (4), 2017  Pigment print, Framed, 40x40cm

Trace (4), 2017

Pigment print, Framed, 40x40cm

Trace ((12), 2018,  Pigment print, Framed, 25x32cm

Trace ((12), 2018,

Pigment print, Framed, 25x32cm

Trace (30), 2019  Pigment print, Framed, 33x25cm

Trace (30), 2019

Pigment print, Framed, 33x25cm

Trace (18), 2019  Pigment print, Framed, 53x40cm

Trace (18), 2019

Pigment print, Framed, 53x40cm

Trace (2), 2016  Pigment print, Framed, 20x32cm

Trace (2), 2016

Pigment print, Framed, 20x32cm

Trace (16), 2016  Pigment print, Framed, 25x18,5cm

Trace (16), 2016

Pigment print, Framed, 25x18,5cm