Instead of addressing any subject alone, my photographs operate in the area of language, with its own laws. I apply my knowledge of the properties of the photograph in the most diverse ways possible. I sometimes fade the points of identification and scale typical of photographs into the background, and elements of painting and drawing come along as stowaways, though pertinent and welcome in their own right.
When a new series is completed, everything is clarified and laid out for a moment. The silence is unblemished, like my pictures. And then a new factor enter the space - the viewer, whose thoughts cannot be guided. It is only when one lets go of one´s works that they start to become real.
This aptly named photobook is filled with visual poetry, simplicity of style, and the craft of a master.
Visual haiku fromof the Helsinki School.