painting with light / 35 mm photography / pinhole photography
This is an ongoing illustration project about isolation, neglect, decay, and erosion of memory. The focus is on the rotting residential houses in South Karelia, Finland, where I have been photographing ruined architecture since 2015.
The purpose of the project is to document and preserve a moment in the lives of these buildings as well as pour light onto the isolation and neglect of these places through painting, 35mm b&w analogue and pinhole photography. I’m interested in exploring how preservation of memory changes through different processes. My goal is to dive deeper into stories and memories that occupy spaces, both mental and physical, and investigate what happens to these memories once the physical space no longer exists.
© 2019 Anna Karoliina Partanen