2011-2013, digital print proofsec,
50 x 70 cm, 50 x 150 cm
I spent a long time looking at the Savo landscape through a wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens and a macro lens. I photographed the landscape as a 360° view, from the Puijo tower as well as from a crane placed in a viewing area. I photographed rocks, grass, treetops, clouds and everything in between.
In my mind, all these landscapes observed during different seasons and from different perspectives began to blend with each other creating abstract mental landscapes with new meanings. The experience is hardly ever the same when looking at a photograph as it was when one actually looked at the landscape. Through these double or multiple landscape photographs I try to reproduce the moment the photograph was taken.
When printing my photographs on wood, I got the feeling that Finnish landscapes always look idyllic, whether I have photographed a lonely tree in a field, scrubby birch trees in the mountains or directed my camera towards a thick leafless boggy forest. When printed on wood, a photograph resembles an old postcard found in a dresser drawer. The photographs are like memories of something that is gone – times and places that one can only dream about.
Digital print on wood, á 19 x 28 cm