THE FOREST ANSWERS IN THE SAME WAY ONE SHOUTS AT IT

 

THE FOREST ANSWERS IN THE SAME WAY ONE SHOUTS AT IT 2016.

We have a twofold relationship to nature. On one hand we experience love towards it and on the other hand we are indifferent and lack the willpower to defend our nature. My pictures breathe a human autonomy and freedom to be a part of nature, but also the awareness of and adherence to the environment, the future of which is no longer so certain.

The forest answers in the same way one shouts at in is a story about Finnish nature found in forests. The forest is scary, comforting, magical and powerful at the same time. The photographs in the series mix reality and dreams, link to the ancient myths related to the forest and modern and at the same time the photographs reflect the relationship between man and nature.

 

Installation view, Here´s to us! Galleria Gro, Jakobstad / FI, 2016

 Installation view, Symbiosis, Ostrobothnian photography centre, Lapua / FI, 2016