MyTo_Unknown_HongKong

MyTo_Unknown_HongKong

MyTo_Unknown_HongKong INFO

Canon EOS 1DX Marika II

Lens Ef 24-70mm/2.8USM

Exposure: 1/640 sec / f.5.6 ISO 400

Image size: 2597 x 1731

Resolution: 300

78cm x 56cm

Year:2019

 

 

About MyTo_Unknown_Serie:

I feel emotionally attached to certain environments. The feeling can be quite powerful. I can become feverishly interested in certain types of buildings, ruins, or places in nature. The primary influencing factor is often the area’s history, the lived experience of people in the area, and its fictive location in my mind.

 

I plant the figure in an environment that’s important to me. The planting is like a home for the figure. It can make a kind of temple of humanity concrete, something that’s very surreal, and concretize the mythological world of my unconscious. The way in which the figure arrives and appears can also create a frightening impression in the final visual result. The figure can appear often in the same surroundings with its predilections. The figure also has an instructive and attention-grabbing way of relating to society and the things around it. The figure has a huge effect on the existing energies in the environment. Through these energies, the figure presents itself as it is to the world. Every person is free to experience the emotions the photographs evoke as most important to themselves. The figure is a visual escort into the human experiences of the mind.

 

Artist: Marika Pentikäinen

  • ARTWORK INFO

     

    MyTo_Unknown_HongKong INFO

    Canon EOS 1DX Marika II

    Lens Ef 24-70mm/2.8USM

    Exposure: 1/640 sec / f.5.6 ISO 400

    Image size: 2597 x 1731

    Resolution: 300

    78cm x 56cm

    Year:2019

     

  • ARTIST INFO

    Marika Pentikäinen

     

    Bringing out emotions and vulnerability are important in my work. Without some kind of emotional connection, I cant do this work and allow the person being photographed be who they are. I often feel that my connection to and the story of the person Im photographing becomes a therapeutic encounter for them. Its very important to me to hear and see my subjects and their world and thoughts. I want to bring out things that the subject doesnt know how to dig out of themselves. I feel that there is always some kind of mentally stimulating message that subconsciously pulses out from deep inside of me in my work. I feel this is very important. The viewer can also find their own meaning because my message may not necessarily carry the right meaning for them. If a viewer finds new dimensions in my work, then thats always great.

    I usually dont consider what the end result will be like beforehand because in a sense a piece of work can change any time over the course of the whole process, and I have to get inspiration from the subject, the situation, the environment, the colors or from black and white. As I mentioned earlier, I dont always have an entirety planned out in advance, but in some situations I have gotten a vision in my head beforehand of the photograph and idea I want to convey. I couldnt work if I had to plan everything from start to finish and then stick with it. I feel that this method would eat up my creativity, and I dont long for that kind of security when Im working. Im very strict about my own set of rules and over the course of each project, I follow my own rules to finish my work.

    The great thing about what I do is that as much as you learn to understand people and their environments around the world, you also learn to visualize new things and to grow all the time because that is my way of being in the world. Without growing, no new things can be born. I think we should always have our emotional feelers out as we move about in the world. I have to experience and feel. I feel that what you feel fuels your life and is an important asset that even helps you to get along with people.

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