Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just below the surface

Susanna Majuri is an amazing Finnish photographer who speaks to my heart.

Her images grouped with her thoughts and concepts are just magical...

'I suggest: we can be multiple. Touch your enviroment and it

will show itself as fantastic. People are unpredictable. They

are male and female at the same time. Eyes whisper sparks.

The water is the most remarkable. It carries bodies. Water is

colour. The shimmer and the deep green. My challenge is to

see the reality in a non-traditional light. When I am shooting

pictures, I have a premonition that something strange is about

to happen.

I follow the logic of colours, when I combine places, people

and objects. To me the most important quality of photography

is it´s capability to convey emotions.

I suggest: imagine the details a bit further. Who is drawing

trees in to the pond. When you touch the surface of the house

it turns out to be your companion.

I throw myself into a fictive reality in the shootings. My heart

beats wildly when I can feel the presence of surprises. When

you´re in love, but bid farewell to the channel. You forgot the

ship and it sinks. When the fall is unreachable behind the grey


I want to narrate feelings like in novels. The reader of images

gets a chance to handle her lost and encounters. There is a

place for danger. Did you die when you saw the shadow of the

bird? The language is a map and draws around us, unknown and

familiar.I believe in a single image. It breaths strong.'


  1. Just lovely. So inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Amazing work! It brings a smile to my heart. Not only she's from another country, but from another world.
    Thanks for sharing indeed!