Two Americas: Part II
The human nature and different cultures have always intrigued me. Having travelled in more than forty countries and longer than two decades, I feel understanding foreign
ways of life will give one a deeper understanding of ones own culture as well.
The United States of the America and Latin America have been close to my heart - the former being, perhaps, the biggest world power and an example as such to many; and the latter neighboring continent still today offering many
unraveled mysteries of the Old World. September 1998 I finally started a somewhat longer photography journey through the United States and 10 different countries in South America. The trip took 4.5 months during which I took more than
seven thousand photographs. I continued my quest with another one month journey around States in May - June 2001 and yet another in 2003, enlarging my archives with yet another 4000 photographs.
I have been puzzled about the differences between the US and Latin America, differences in infrastructures, constructed culture, people, lifestyles, surroundings and nature, and how
these matters have changed and will continue to change in time. These matters I will investigate more thoroughly in a photography book carrying the same name "Two Americas" as the photography exhibition.
Click here for a new window to see the works shown in International Cultural Centre Caisa, Mikonkatu 17 C / Vuorikatu 14, Helsinki, Finland.
I have taken all the photographs with film cameras (135) around the world during years 1998 – 2003 and scanned them at the highest resolution, oil-mounted. All new prints (31/37) in the Part II were (digitally) hand-made using different high-quality papers and Ultrachrome-pigmented inks. The 100 % acid-free rag-paper was used in selected works, bringing out the finest details in an esthetic form and guaranteeing the best life-span (over a century, glass-framed and protected from direct sunlight).
So far I have had two (plus one) exhibitions (with mostly different photographs each time) on the motive, and I will continue the exhibition series further; I also plan to finish the photography book in the near future.
I am looking actively for other suitable exhibition spaces as well as Sponsors. If you are interested, don't hesitate to contact me.
Part IIc [invited]
Currently there are 10 works on display by invitation at
I am most eager to continue this motive abd I am looking actively for other suitable exhibition spaces. If you are interested, don't hesitate to contact me.
More information for Sponsors, including the Fine Art Photography Book & Exhibitions Two Americas, click here.