Gallery Taik Persons

Helsinki School

Helsinki School / Gallery Taik Persons
Catalogue 2018

Published by: Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2018
Artists: Grey Crawford, Joakim Eskildsen, Adam Jeppesen, Ulla Jokisalo, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Sandra Kantanen, Elina Brotherus, Sanna Kannisto, Milja Laurila, Tanja Koljonen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Hilla Kurki, Anni Leppälä, Kira Leskinen, Niko Luoma, Juuso Noronkoski, Nelli Palomäki, Jorma Puranen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Anna Reivilä, Mikko Rikala, Jari Silomäki, Santeri Tuori
Language: English
Date of publication: February 2018

The catalogue features statements and works from a selected group of artists from the Helsinki School and Gallery Taik Persons.

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Ville Kumpulainen
Out of Sight

Published by: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, 2017
Format: 20 x 26 cm, Hardcover
Pages: 88 pages
Foreword: Timothy Persons
Text(s): Tiina Lehikoinen
Artists: Ville Kumpulainen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4373-0

Echoes from the Past

Moments from the past can be anchored in memories or immortalized in photographs. Yet, other things can also occur, as the Finnish artist Ville Kumpulainen (*1988 Rovaniemi) shows us in his impressive series Out of Sight. He uses photographs to create new histories for our present time. He cuts faces and fragments out of family photos, assembling things that do not belong together, gluing, punching holes in, or sewing individual pictures to produce completely new, yet familiar images. Kumpulainen makes use of a store of pictures gathered together from family albums and his own photographs. In this way, divergent spans of time are blended so that, at first glance, memories are deconstructed, only to be rebuilt and experienced completely anew.

Ola Kolehmainen
It's All One History, Almost

Published by: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, 2017
Format: 24 x 30 cm, Hardcover
Pages: 128 pages
Editor: Nadine Barth
Text(s): Mark Gisbourne
Artists: Ola Kolehmainen
Language: English
Graphic design by Greige. Mark Kiessling, Birthe Haas
ISBN 978-3-7757-4402-7

Ola Kolehmainen’s (*1964, Helsinki) works are visual journeys to space, time, and light. A graduate of the Helsinki University of Art and Design, and one of the most successful representatives of the first generation of the Helsinki School, Kolehmainen became famous for his method of reducing façades to minimalist details. In his new series, the Finnish photographer, who has been based in Berlin since 2005, focuses masterfully on the space and light in the places where faith is practiced in. Inspired by his exploration of Islamic architecture and mosques in Instanbul, he continued portraying synagogues, mosques, churches, and cathedrals throughout Europe. Kolehmainen’s work here is more narrative. It draws attention to the commonalities and shared histories of the religious spaces, underlining the universal nature of culture or religion.
Berlin, December 7, 2017 – In recent years Kolehmainen has turned more toward the depiction of sacred architecture and adjusted the highly detailed shot in favor of an integrated perspective. Here, he is particularly interested in the relationship of light, space, and time. From 2010 to 2014 the artist visited fifteen European cities to examine the architecture of three religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. His photographs reflect what unites these diverse interiors and exteriors over a time span of more than fifteen hundred years: the sublimity of religious architecture.
In his photographs Kolehmainen places the sacred buildings in relationship to their timelessness and finds that light is the link that connects form, function, and beauty. Light functions as a symbol of spiritual presence, as well as a constant that describes how the historical buildings seem to stand still in time, despite shifting light and seasonal conditions. Hatje Cantz’s publication of It's All One History, Almost is a comprehensive summary of this phase of Kolehmainen’s work. The foreword contains a fictional narrative, supposedly by the monk Polycarp. He imagines a discussion involving Leon Battista Alberti, early Renaissance humanist and author, the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, and the modern architect Louis I. Kahn about theoretical concepts of aesthetics, as well as the form and function of architecture.
Three levels that correspond in Kolehmainen’s works, in terms of content and form. Using an elaborate process of double exposures, the artist captures the essence of these luminous structures, creating a translation of the universal sacred aspect intrinsic to these buildings. It's All One History, Almost accompanies Kolehmainen’s journey in fifty color photographs, from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, to St. Peter’s in Rome, to the cathedral in Cologne.

Gallery Taik Persons
Newspaper 05/2017

Published by: Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2017
Artists: Ulla Jokisalo, Marjaana Kella, Ola Kolehmainen, Silla Simone, Petri Juntunen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Grey Crawford, Nelli Palomäki, Hilla Kurki, Jari Silomäki
Language: English
Date of publication: October 2017

The newspaper features the following articles:

Ulla Jokisalo by Timothy Persons
A Conversation with Marjaana Kella
Finland at 100 at Landskrona Museum and Abecita Museum of Modern Art
Teaching in the 21st Century by Timothy Persons
Ola Kolehmainen at HAM
Poems by Silla Simone
Intimate disclosure - on Petri Juntunen
Backlight Award for Jaakko Kahilaniemi
Grey Crawford - Umbra
Shared - on Nelli Palomäki
Fallen Feathers (from the Phoenix series) - on Hilla Kurki
Framing the World - A Conversation with Jari Silomäki

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Grey Crawford
Finding Bones

Published by: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin, 2017
Format: 31,5 x 24 cm, Hardcover
Pages: 132 pages
Editors: Asia Zak Persons and Timothy Persons
Texts: Lyle Rexer, Timothy Persons
Artists: Grey Crawford
Language: English
Graphic design: Jerzy Gruchot, Wojciech Koss / Full Metal Jacket
ISBN 978-3-86828-779-0

Finding “Bones” is more than just the introduction of a newly rediscovered body of work by Grey Crawford. It is an anthology of photographs that embody the creative spirit that was prevalent throughout the Los Angeles art scene at the time. Southern California in the early 1970’s was an island of its own creation. A mixture of surf and sea, concrete highways winding around an ever-changing cultural climate that was challenging our assumptions of what art is. It was a moment of new beginnings in various media. The Light and Space movement combined with performance and ceramic art ushered in a fresh rawness to a seemingly tired medium, lending artists new age materials and issues to fuel their innovative experimentations. With the commercial realities lagging far in the rear of their creative counterparts, artists found themselves in a position not to compromise their artistic integrity for the hope of selling something that would not happen anyway. Conventional means for evaluating art no longer mattered, as there was no script to follow. It was a time hiccup the art world would feel forever.

Los Angeles is a city with a sprawling suburban outlay that seemingly stretches forever. In its far eastern sector, it hosts a small but culturally important city called Claremont. Home to five colleges and a graduate school, it has been a mecca for artists of all disciplines since the 1920s. This is where I first met Grey Crawford, who we commonly call “Bones,” as we were both growing up in this liberal thinking community, eventually reuniting while attending the Claremont Graduate University. However small the town might be, it was wealthy with former professors and alumni, including the Hard-edge painters John McLaughlin and Karl Benjamin. Both were considered locals, and it wasn’t unusual to see their paintings hanging in neighbourhood homes. Crawford, who grew up with
Benjamin’s children, was exposed to these various shapes and forms at early age and absorbed them into his subconscious.

This is most evident in Crawford’s early black-and-white photographs, which combine Benjamin’s sense of construction with McLaughlin’s zen-like capacity for reduction. By using the darkroom as his palette, Crawford chooses his selected backgrounds with a Lewis Baltz-like sense of austerity as a means for introducing these hard-edge shapes and using them as the building blocks for his own language.

Sometimes we find what we do not expect in the most unlikely places. As a boy, I used to dig in my own backyard, searching for buried treasures that I only dreamed were there. After fourty years of searching, I finally found my “Bones.”

Timothy Persons

Gallery Taik Persons
Newspaper 04/2017

Published by: Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2017
Artists: Santeri Tuori, Ulla Jokisalo, Hilla Kurki, Pentti Sammallahti, Joakim Eskildsen, Anna Reivilä, Ville Antero Hietala, Ville Kumpulainen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Ola Kolehmainen, Jyrki Parantainen, Grey Crawford
Language: English
Date of publication: March 2017

The newspaper features the following articles:

Time Present and Time Past - on Santeri Tuori
Landskrona Foto Festival 2017 - Finland at 100
Ulla Jokisalo
Hilla Kurki
Pentti Sammallahti
Joakim Eskildsen
Anna Reivilä
Working With Materials - on Ville Antero Hietala
Out of Sight on Ville Kumpulainen
Independence Through the Lenses - Backlight Photo Festival 2017
Riitta Päiväläinen
Jaakko Kahilaniemi
The Movement of Poetic Forms - on Ola Kolehmainen’s Sinan Project
Marked Sites - on Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Jyrki Parantainen, and Anna Reivilä
Finding Bones on Grey Crawford

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Gallery Taik Persons
Newspaper 03/2016

Published by: Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2016
Artists: Zofia Kulik, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Noora Sandgren, Silla Simone, Anni Hanén, Kira Leskinen, Mikko Rikala, Adam Jeppesen, Nelli Palomäki, Juhana Moisander, Tanja Koljonen, Joakim Eskildsen
Language: English
Date of publication: October 2016

The newspaper features the following articles:

A School by Alistair Hicks
Garden - on Zofia Kulik
100 Hectares of Understanding by Jaakko Kahilaniemi
Fluid Being - Noora Sandgren
Poems by Silla Simone
Just Small Hiccups - Anni Hanén
Scanographs by Kira Leskinen
Towards Nothing - Mikko Rikala
Out of Camp - on Adam Jeppesen
On Fraternity - Nelli Palomäki & Juhana Moisander
Between Two Dots - on Tanja Koljonen
American Realities: Portraits of life below the poverty line - on Joakim Eskildsen

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Wilma Hurskainen
The Woman Who Married A Horse

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2016
Format: ca. 19 x 24 cm, Hardcover
Pages: ca. 152 pages, ca. 92 color illustrations
Texts: Sanna Lipponen
Artists: Wilma Hurskainen
Language: English
Design by: Kehrer Design
ISBN 978-3-86828-744-8

Wilma Hurskainen’s monograph The Woman Who Married a Horse examines the relationship between humans and horses. In art, the horse is a symbol that does not seem to wear out with time; it rather seems to defy definitions. In her images, Hurskainen borrows horse stories from girls’ books and folklore. The book tells about the ability of the photograph to create something dream-like. The seemingly innocent images also raise questions of the meaning of free will, cooperation, responsibility, and language. Communication between two species is possible but it is always limited. The animal seems to have served as a mirror in which humans see a reflection of themselves, a reflection they have no other access to. But the more instrumental the human being’s attitude towards the animal is, the more muddled his mirror becomes.

Wilma Hurskainen (b. 1979 in Vantaa, Finland) has previously published two monographs: Growth, 2008 and Heiress, 2012. Her works have been on display at several solo and group exhibitions in Europe and Asia.

Mikko Rikala
Towards Nothing

Published by: Lugemik, Tallinn,  2016
Format: ca. 19,5 x 14,5 cm, Softcover
Pages: 150 pages
Texts: Harry Salmenniemi
Artists: Mikko Rikala
Language: English / Finnish
Design by: Tuomas Kortteinen
ISBN 978-9949-9781-6-8

It feels as if there is no time or place. It’s possible that there is no time or place. I feel like saying: as if they were floating.                               Harry Salmenniemi 

Towards Nothing is a book of visual and textual poetry. The title indicates a journey with an unidentified destination, but it is more likely an attempt to reach a state of pure being. Mikko Rikala’s first book is a monograph juxtaposing his photography-based works with a text by the Finnish writer, Harry Salmenniemi.

In his works, Mikko Rikala often investigates the boundaries between rationality and irrationality. The images in the book depict a certain tone of objectivity and reveal a meditative state through Rikala’s way of observation. Harry Salmenniemi’s poetic, diary-like text equilibrates and complements Mikko Rikala’s pictures creating a delicate balance between the sense of rationality and irrationality.

Rikala often utilizes the act of repetition as a metaphor of the passing of time. The content and structure of the book are constructed by the reappearance of certain themes and images. In the work Morning Is Evening in Reverse the traces of sunlight indicate the cycle of a day, measured by the passing of time and the changes of light between sunrise and sunset. As if time would exist in a constant loop; it opens up our senses towards a new way of perception.

Judit Schuller


Joakim Eskildsen
American Realities

Published by: Steidl Verlag, Göttingen,  2016
Format: ca. 24 x 20 cm, Hardcover
Pages: 120 pages
Texts: Joakim Eskildsen, Natasha del Torro, Barbara Kiviat
Artists: Joakim Eskildsen
Language: English
Design by: Joakim Eskildsen
ISBN 978-3-86930-734-3

In 2010 more Americans were living below the poverty line than at any time since 1959, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting this data. In 2011, Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at Time, commissioned Joakim Eskildsen to photograph this growing crisis affecting nearly 46.2 million Americans. Based on census data, Eskildsen, together with journalist Natasha del Toro, travelled to the places with the highest poverty rates in New York, California, Louisiana, South Dakota and Georgia over seven months to document the lives of those behind the statistics. The people Eskildsen has portrayed — those who struggle to make ends meet, who have lost their jobs or homes and often live in unhealthy conditions—usually remain invisible in a society to which the myth of the American Dream still remains strong. Many of Eskildsen’s subjects hold there is no such dream anymore — merely the American Reality.

Gallery Taik Persons
Newspaper 02/2016

Published by: Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2016
Artists: Niko Luoma, Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Anna Reivilä, Karoliina Paappa, Hilla Kurki, Milja Laurila, Adam Jeppesen, Anni Leppälä, Eeva Hannula, Juuso Noronkoski
Language: English
Date of publication: April 2016

The newspaper features the following articles:

Plane Adaption - on Niko Luoma
Helsinki School: Intuition & Analysis by Jyrki Parantainen
Carpe Fucking Diem - Elina Brotherus
American Realities - Joakim Eskildsen
Helsinki School: New Additions by Timothy Persons
Bond by Anna Reivilä
Milavida by Karoliina Paappa
Of Loss and Lightness by Hilla Kurki
In Their Own Voice - on Milja Laurila
Vaca Muerta - on Adam Jeppesen
the light of other days - on Anni Leppälä
A World I Can Believe In - on Joakim Eskildsen
The Choreography of Uncertainty - on Eeva Hannula
This Place Is Nowhere - on Juuso Noronkoski

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Gallery Taik Persons
Newspaper 01/2015

Published by: Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2015
Artists: Joakim Eskildsen, Adam Jeppesen, Christoph Tannert, Niko Luoma, Ola Kolehmainen, Sandra Kantanen, Santeri Tuori, Ulla Jokisalo, Hanna Råst, Niina Vatanen
Language: English
Date of publication: October 2015

The newspaper features the following articles:

Günter Grass on Joakim Eskildsen
The Helsinki School by Timothy Persons
A World I Can Believe In by Joakim Eskildsen
Nature and the Ghost - on Adam Jeppesen
Fostering Young Talent by Christoph Tannert
Daniel Marzona in conversation with Niko Luoma
Ola Kolehmainen’s Space Poetry
An Artist of the Floating World - on Sandra Kantanen
Santeri Tuori by Timothy Persons
How to Be Both - on Ulla Jokisalo
Artproof Grant Finland 2015 winner: Hanna Råst
Beyond the Visible Surface - on Niina Vatanen

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The Helsinki School -
From the Past to the Future

Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2014
Format: 29.50 x 24.50 cm, hardcover
Pages: ca. 256 pages, ca. 180 illustrations
Texts: Holger Broeker, Alistair Hicks,Erika Hoffman-Koenige,
Andréa Holzherr,Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Pari Stave,
Christoph Tannert, Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
Graphic design by: Hannes Aechter
ISBN 978-3-7757-3901-6
Hatje Cantz

I find it amazing that after twenty years of existence, the Helsinki School cannot be defined by any one fixed point of view. Conceptually there is a red thread connecting one generation to another in the way they perceive and present their ideas but not necessarily in how they apply them.
Timothy Persons (introduction)

Following the first four volumes of the Helsinki School, this new publication looks back at the development of this group of photographers over the past twenty years and traces the emergence of the photographic tendency bearing this name.

In a collection of essays, international curators, art critics, and museum directors describe their encounters with the Helsinki School, from the first exhibitions in the late nineties to the youngest generation of photographers. A discussion between Timothy Persons and Alistair Hicks concludes these contributions. The texts are accompanied by installation shots from numerous international exhibitions, archival materials, books, posters, invitations, and most recent works by the different generations of artists.

Timo Kelaranta
The House of Poets

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: ca. 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages: 128 pages, ca. 120 color illustrations
Texts: Auli Leskinen, Timo Kelaranta, Timothy Persons
Artist: Timo Kelaranta
Language: English
Design by: Juha Nenonen
ISBN 978-3-86828-517-8

The House of Poets presents photographs by Timo Kelaranta from the past five years. The energy of the magical pictures derives from a combination of play and experimentation that sometimes contains echoes of surrealism. Kelaranta works with found materials, such as metal, plastic and paper, thereby giving the photographs a new, poetic dimension. Most of the photographs in the book are from a recent series on the theme of paper as material. The geometric shapes of a circle, ellipse or drop are repeated in the pictures, yet emptiness also plays an important role, making the pictures approach the boundary between the material and the immaterial, thus adding to them an element of silence and timelessness. Finnish photographer Timo Kelaranta (b. 1951) has worked as a photographic artist since the mid-1970s. He has served twice as Professor of Photography at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (currently Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture).

Hertta Kiiski & Niina Vatanen
Archive Play

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: ca. 17 x 21 cm, Hardcover
Pages: ca. 64 pages, ca. 38 color illustrations
Texts: Mirjami Schuppert, Monika Fagerholm
Artists: Hertta Kiiski, Niina Vatanen
Language: English
Design by: Kehrer Design
ISBN 978-3-86828-588-8

This book is a playful, tentative and imaginative exploration into the photographic archive as generator of multiple meanings and plentiful source of inspiration.

The bodies of work, Present (Thank You Helvi Ahonen) by Hertta Kiiski and Archival Studies / A Portrait of an Invisible Woman by Niina Vatanen, were created as a response to the Helvi Ahonen collection, housed at the Finnish Museum of Photography. The 5,000 negatives that make up the original collection tell a touching story about the amateur photographer Helvi Ahonen’s life, with all its joys and sorrows.

Archive Play is a joint effort between the curator Mirjami Schuppert and the artists Hertta Kiiski and Niina Vatanen. While it is a culmination of an intensive research and collaboration project, the documentation of the exhibition Glimpses of the Unattainable (Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, spring 2014), it also is an independent work on its own. To accompany the photographs, a further interpretative layer is created by a fictional story written by Monika Fagerholm, an esteemed Finnish author.

Tiina Itkonen

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages:  ca. 112 pages, ca. 64 color illustrations
Texts: Jean-Michel Huctin
Artist: Tiina Itkonen
Language: English
Design by: Juha Nenonen, Patrik Söderlund
ISBN 978-3-86828-512-3

Avannaa is a selection of Tiina Itkonen’s photographs of Greenland’s landscape in 2002 – 2010. Itkonen has traveled over 1,500 kilometers in the west coast of Greenland by small plane, helicopter, cargo ship, oil tanker, sailboat, small fishing boat, and dog sled. Along the way she has spent time in small villages. Despite the timeless beauty captured in these photographs, there is also a subliminal awareness of the threat to the environment due to global warming.

Tiina Itkonen (b. 1968) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Since 1995 Itkonen has traveled regularly to Greenland to photograph polar landscape and people. Her work has been exhibited internationally such as at the 54th Venice Biennial, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Danish National Museum of Photography, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Ludwig Museum and New York Photo Festival. Itkonen’s first book Inughuit was published in 2004.

Maanantai Collective
Nine Nameless Mountains

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2013.
Format: 17 x 21 cm, Linen softcover with open spine
Pages: 104 pages, 70 color illustrations
Editor: Maanantai Collective
Authors: Maanantai Collective
Artists: Maanantai Collective
Designed by: Maanantai
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-86828-422-5

Maanantai is formed by a group of young photographers from Helsinki. It all started after a succession of Monday meetings, when they decided to escape North to the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, where Nine Nameless Mountains became their story. Challenging the notion of authorship with a body of work made by one common author with 16 eyes, it is a poetical and absurd topographical exploration of the notion of distance and scales – latitude versus altitude.

The book follows the group experimentations, with the mountain as a “leitmotif”, the escaping horizon as a metaphor for life and the impossibility to reach an absolute goal; it revisits the genre of the road-trip with an impish attitude and curiosity towards the unknown. On their way North, the artists played together with natural elements -stones, waves, light, sand, clouds – to create a playfully confusing story, their motive for the celebration of friendship, photography and chance.

“The book was more than any other aspects of the project a space for experimentation, our common territory for tries and surprises. A place where each of us was confronted with the visions of the others and where we could go beyond any individual copyright. We perceived the book as a strong medium; it has its own weight on the ground, like a rock.”

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Niina Vatanen
A Room’s Memory / Huoneen Muisti

Published: Kehrer Verlag in 2013.
Format: 20×24,5 cm, Hard cover

Pages: 160 pages, 90 color illustrations
Preface: Pari Stave

Essay: Pessi Rautio
Design: Jussi Karjalainen
Language: English/Finnish 
ISBN 978–3-86828–420-1

Niina Vatanen’s first monograph, A Room’s Memory, includes four bodies of work created between 2006 and 2012: A Room’s Memory, The Red Letter (and Other Confessions), A Seamstress’s Notes and Grey Diary. Vatanen builds layers into her images through e.g. painting, cutting, bonding, staging and re-photographing. The images emerging interweave into a layered tapestry of time and memory.

Nelli Palomäki
Breathing the Same Air

Published: Hatje Cantz in 2013.
Format: 24.60 x 29.10 cm, Hard cover
Pages: 136 pages, 66 duotone illustrations
Texts: Peter Michael Hornung, Estelle af Malmborg & Timothy Persons
Graphic design: Mikko Varakas
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-3455-4

Nelli Palomäki’s first monograph Breathing the Same Air presents works taken between 2007 and 2012. Palomäki’s timeless black-and-white portraits of children and young adults deal with themes as growing up, memory and mortality. They reveal the fragility of the moment shared with her subject. In Palomäki’s own words: “What I desire to find and reveal might be someone’s secret. These secrets, finally shown to the viewers, as they were mine.”

Niko Luoma

And Time is No Longer an Obstacle

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2012.
Format: 24.50 x 28.50 cm, Hard cover
Pages: 136 pages, 60 color illustrations
Foreword: Timothy Persons
Texts: Daniel Marzona & Lyle Rexer
Design by: Juha Nenonen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-3339-7
Hatje Cantz

In his first monograph, And Time is No Longer an Obstacle, Niko Luoma invites the viewer to his universe of light and repetition, including works between 2006 and 2012. Inspired by mathematics and geometry, Luoma focuses on the process as content and creates fascinating, abstract compositions through multiple exposures. With his analogue series based on light and abstract imagery, he is expanding the boundaries of the photographic process.

Sandra Kantanen


Published: Hatje Cantz in 2011.
Format: 24.60 x 28.90 cm, Half cloth
Pages: 128 pages, 70 color illustrations
Foreword: Timothy Persons
Texts: Alistair Hicks & Tomas Träskman
Graphic design: Inger Kulvik-Kantanen
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-3191-1

Sandra Kantanen’s monograph Landscapes, presents works created between 2001 and 2010. Strongly influenced by traditional Chinese landscape painting, Kantanen combines two media and utilizes painterly means to achieve the poetic expression of her works. First printed on hand-painted metal grounds and then digitally processed – creating distortion, blurring, or streaking – the works of Kantanen investigate and expand the boundaries of photography itself.

Joakim Eskildsen
The Roma Journeys / Die Romareisen

Published by: Steidl 2007 & 2009
Format: 23.3 cm x 26.6 cm,
hardcover with a CD of field recordings and music recorded on the journeys
Pages: 416 pages, 274 photographs
Texts: Foreword by Günter Grass, Text by Cia Rinne
Music recordings by Cia Rinne
Music editing by Sebastian Eskildsen
Artist: Joakim Eskildsen
Language: English and German (separate editions)
Design by: Joakim Eskildsen
ISBN: 978-3-86521-371-6 (English)
ISBN: 978-3-86521-429-4 (German)
available (German) from Steidl Publishers