10.10.2011 / Konstigt

Added on by Tuukka Ervasti.

Most of the time I put out blogs without any descriptions, information or reasons. This is a conscious decision as I do love to write. It's just that I have mixed feelings about explaining what it is I've tried to do with whatever post I just published. On a recent work trip to Sweden (where these pictures are from, by the way) I visited a certain art school and met a student. He explained all of his work with utmost detail and complex analogies. I find that a bit strange, but to each their own. I'm not comparing my work to his work or even calling my pictures art, but somehow I think meaning is lost when you really have to explain to the viewer why you did this or that. Oh well.

That's not to say that there shouldn't be a story or a background to a picture. Actually, there always is. Most of the time I'd prefer it if viewers could "decypher" the message and/or story straight from the picture. Photo essays are a different story, in my opinion. They, usually, are a product of a longer period of work and as such deserve to have a complete story to go with them. That's actually what I would love to do most; meaningful, long-term photographic essays and projects.

That's it, nothing more to say. These pictures have no meaning, they're plain konstigt.