Jari Silomäki

Finland
www.jarisilomaki.com

I am a photographer focusing on the narrative documentary. One main thread subject of my works trough out the years has been how a subject relates to the historical time frame they are part of. My other themes are feeling like an outsider, the expectations the society puts upon us and failure.

I have an idea that the time will finish up my work. That is the reason I make projects with a long time span and work on many different projects simultaneously.
I’m a doctoral student in Aalto University, the subject of my study is the ways of directing people in photographs. I counter those to the theories of the directing actors is the theater.

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

I searching online for everyday life stories written by anonymous people from around the world. Google translator helped me to get a general meaning of these texts typed in all possible languages and scripts.
I selected the most appealing stories and asked a professional interpreter to translate them as precisely as possible. I then located the place, a city or a village or even a street, where these anonymous stories came from. I travelled there to discover what the streets, houses and living spaces looked like in those areas. I then bought genuine local construction materials, fabrics, wallpaper, furniture and the like in the shops and flea markets. Finally, in my Helsinki studio,

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Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Riga, Latvia

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Lahti, Finland

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Novgorod, Russia

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Vienna, Austria

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Bielystock, Poland

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Guangzhou, China

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Opole, Poland

Framing the World: An Essay on the Organization of Experience

Bangkok, Thailand
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