聚焦摄影师,Timo SAARELMA,芬兰图尔库

Timo Saarelma(芬兰图尔库)主要从事摄影艺术工作。他作品的背景经常提到与城市空间和人类互动有关的问题。Timo Saarelma在挪威奥斯陆国家艺术学院学习摄影和摄像,并于2009年完成学业,获得艺术硕士学位。Saarelma的作品曾在芬兰和其他国家的各种展览中展出。2015年,他在墨西哥瓦哈卡市的艺术家驻场项目中担任常驻艺术家。2016年,他因杰出的LGTB文化贡献获得了国际彩虹文化工作者奖。
关于作品,在Night Inside系列中,黑白城市空间充当了光影效果的舞台。该系列的叙述展现在城市空间中捕捉到的人类互动,手势和意图中 – 在短暂的瞬间,这些瞬间反映了我们对自己存在的愿望和反思。
人类可以被视为故事的人物,我不知道他们是如何开始的,或者他们将如何结束。
Night Inside系列照片依赖于坦率,不构成和不沿袭街头摄影的传统。

Timo Saarelma (b. Turku, Finland) is mainly focused on photography in his artistic work. The contexts of his works often refer to questions related to human interactions in urban space and otherness.Timo Saarelma studied photography and videography in Oslo National Academy of Arts in Norway, and completed his studies receiving his Master in Fine Arts degree in 2009.Saarelma’s works have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Finland and other countries. In 2015 he worked as a resident artist in an artist-in-residence program in Oaxaca City, Mexico. In 2016 he received an International Rainbow Cultural Workers award diploma for outstanding LGTB cultural contribution.
About work, In the Night Inside series the black and white city spaces function as stages for a play of light and shadows. The narrative of the series unfolds in the human interactions, gestures and intents captured in urban space – in fleeting moments that echo our aspirations and reflections of our own existence.
The humans can be seen as characters of stories that I don’t know how they began, or how they will end.
The Night Inside series of photographs relies on the tradition of candid, un-posed and un-staged street photography.

Author:© Timo SAARELMA