It seems metaphorical that it was very misty at my first, very short visit to the archipelago. But I fell for it. I was in love with this place and the images and stories I expected to find. So I returned with funding, my camera and more time to spend. But the closer I looked, the more the image of this place I was looking for seemed not to exist.
I caught myself in stereotyping, with expectations that the actual stories did not meet. To reflect on that change in photoreportages I developed a photobook.
Currently I'm looking for funding to publish the book in a limited edition.
FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2022
Thanks to all who made this project possible: Juulia Ajanko, Lennart and their family and friends, Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst, Bureau Bordeaux, Feinbuchbinderei Fehse, Aark Artist residence with Renja Leino and her family and all the people in the archipelago who invited me into their lives.