People of Shade

PhotographerVesa Pihanurmi
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryHelsinki, Finland
Photo Date12.10.2014
Technical InfoNikon D800E
Story

This series was shot on a foggy October Morning in the graveyard of Malmi in Helsinki where my parents are buried. These images aim to portray the true, but invisible connection that exists between the already deceased, the living and the yet to be born human beings. I feel this metaphysical connection can be powerfully expressed in the form of these monochromatic images in the atmosphere of the foggy graveyard where the alleys are lined by even over 100 year old lindens. The dark could be seen to reflect the dead. The people in the shade of the trees reflect the living and the light reflects the future generations. Life never ends. It continues in one form or another. It just changes its shape.

Entry Description

This series was shot on a foggy October Morning in the graveyard of Malmi in Helsinki where also my parents are buried. These images aim to portray the true, but invisible connection between deceased and living human beings.

Story

This series was shot on a foggy October Morning in the graveyard of Malmi in Helsinki where my parents are buried. These images aim to portray the true, but invisible connection that exists between the already deceased, the living and the yet to be born human beings. I feel this metaphysical connection can be powerfully expressed in the form of these monochromatic images in the atmosphere of the foggy graveyard where the alleys are lined by even over 100 year old lindens. The dark could be seen to reflect the dead. The people in the shade of the trees reflect the living and the light reflects the future generations. Life never ends. It continues in one form or another. It just changes its shape.

About Photographer

Vesa Pihanurmi is a multi award winning fine art photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. His photographs cover wide range of subjects from architecture to abstract studies and from landscapes to street photography. Regardless of the subject the main focus of his photography is in the emotional impact of the images. He interprets reality with minimalistic approach revealing alternative perspectives of our world.