I experience my ideas the way I feel poems. I try to give words to experiences but I find they can't be expressed in ordinary language. Thus, I go towards images. I think of my images as poems that are filled with contrasting meanings. In the end, the image is an uncertain matter located between fact and fiction, language and body.
Sigmund Freud´s concept of the uncanny informs my work. In these photographs, I deal with conflicting feelings through surprising combinations, which create questions and lead to further investigation. Covering and hiding part of an image can be a metaphor for experiences and feelings where something is repressed or incomprehensible.
In making these images, I use personal archive material and staged photography. Despite my careful methods, I also welcome material errors and chance. I try to make experimentation central to my work.
— Eeva Hannula