Kasvunpaikka - suojastasi vihdoin villiinnyn ( from your shelter I will grow wild ) is photography series exploring a mechanical greenhouse system built in the wild arctic nature of Rovaniemi, Finland. While photographing, I was also interested in the capability of photographic medium to re-frame reality to convey emotions and atmosphere through form, color and texture.
The greenhouse, left unused during the winter, inspired me to develop dreamy imagery about human obsession to control the wild nature in terms to create harmony and beauty. Greenhouse has a controversial aura : while the plastic structure conceals controlled protection for growth, its natural environment is living wild and changing naturally through all four seasonal cycles of the north. During the process of photographing the greenhouse located in the wilderness of arctic circle, the greenhouse became a metaphor for humane experiences : growth, control and going wild.
In the end of this project, I made series of self portraits in the greenhouse. Combining ideas of places, environment and my own body and its connotations is a theme I’ve been working with since.