If anything, my work is about distance from the world.

Because so that we might see more clearly, we must often take

a step back. Now, on the outside we are able to perceive.

The tragedy of it all is that we cannot reach what we see but

stay on the outside, looking in.

The same tragedy is at the heart of photography for the world

remains separate and unknown and cannot be contained

within a photograph, despite its apparent truthfulness to nature.

It is this strangeness of both, our existence and the world,

which is at the heart of my work.

I am a Finnish photographer, currently based in London, UK
All text and photographs on this website © Carita Laamanen