Kastehelmi Korpijaakko (1984) is a photographic artist from Helsinki. Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Korpijaakko’s works are characterised by a philosophic approach and an interest towards the material nature of photography as well as the various forms of its display. An ecological mindset and ethical questions form the core of her work. Time spent in China and Japan is reflected in her artistic expression both visually and mentally. Korpijaakko combines the ethos of Eastern thought traditions and poetry with the contemporary questions related to the impact of man on Earth.
Heavily Carefree is a photographic study of how concern for the environment moulds the human experience of existence. The photographs focus on the melancholy related to the heavy impacts of everyday actions. Equally important in the photographs is the individual’s aspiration towards levity and the attempts to act right and have a respectful connection with the surrounding reality. The series contains three groups of photographs: subtle images of weights hanging from a piece of string, empty papers piling up and surfaces of waste lands engage discreetly in the examination of the significances of causation.