Lasse Lecklin (b. 1982) is a Finnish photographer from Helsinki.
Identity of a place, constructed environment and the connection of human being to the nature are in the core of his interest. His mediums are photography and video, and he works often on the field between documentary and conceptual art. Seriality and precision are distinctive for his work.
Master of Arts in photography in 2015 from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Lecklin has previously also studied photojournalism at Tampere University, photography in Konstfack College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm and in the School of Visual Arts in New York, and fine arts at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
The series examines power stations in the landscape: the contrast between the beautiful sceneries and the pompous absurdity of the power plant architecture rising from the landscape creates both visible tension and industrial romanticism within the photographs.
Due to the risks, in densely populated Europe the power plants are built on an inhabited and farmed rural area, however in scenic and idyllic places.
The prevention of climate change forces us to search for new ways of producing energy with as little carbon dioxide emissions as possible. As many countries abandon the atomic era, Finland, France and Slovakia are currently the only European countries to construct more nuclear power.