“Delicate Demons” is a collaborative effort by Finnish photographers Satu Haavisto and Aino Kannisto. In their constructed series of portraits, they photograph cinematically staged scenes where a woman plays a fictional role specifically designed for her. The models are ordinary women of different ages.
At the heart of the series are the countless different experiences of womanhood with their often contradictory dimensions. The artists are particularly interested in emotions and embodiment, and the photograph as a tool to portray the connection between the two.
The aim for the artists has been to create the kind of public imagery of womanhood that media and the entertainment industry does not represent actively, often perceived as too private in an embarrassing or banal way.
Editors’ Note: The exhibition “Delicate Demons” will be showing at the Red Barn Gallery from June 4 to June 28, 2015.