Toy soldiers. Cold wars. The frost takes a long time to thaw and these images are
testament to a false spring slowly but surely blossoming. Vacancy.
— Trevor Traynor
Audio Interview - 18 minutes
Backhaus takes photographs of left-behind objects and rooms devoid of people, lending significance to things usually cleared away or overlooked. Although What Still Remainsshows no people, each image is alive with the lingering energy of those who have left the scene as it is.
According to Finnish folklore, humanity began in a place called Kalevala. Today, the same area, now known as Kainuu, is racked by political strife and faces the highest suicide rate in Finland. A look into the remains of the mythic in today's world.