Hi! I’m a freelance photographer, born and raised in the Aland Islands, Finland, now based in Stockholm, Sweden. I hold a degree in photojournalism from the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arno and combine assignments for clients with my own projects. My personal work often focuses on identity and placeness, for example in Bedrock in which the back and the bedrock is our core.
And in the still film Topos for Place, Philia for Love that is now showing in The Amager Cultural House for Children in Copenhagen.
I’m interested in the distinction between the beautiful, useful and the dangerous in nature. The bedrock of the Aland Islands in Finland consists of red rapakivi granite. Roads, churches and house grounds are made of it. Red archipelago cliffs attract tourists.
There’s rapakivi in several places in Finland. The magmatic mineral contains an elevated amount of uranium that decays into radon, that gets into houses. Every year 300 Finns get lung cancer because of radon. Not many islanders test their indoor air or water for Becquerel.
I was reminded of a deeply human habit. Despite we know that something or someone can be bad for us we keep on in that way or in a relationship with that person.