January 25, 2011

this is beautiful


When he received a 15-year grant from the Finnish government in 1991, photographer Pentti Sammallahti retired from his teaching position at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in order to travel more widely & photograph the creatures, both human & animal, that crossed his lens. The softness of his detailed, delicate gelatin silver prints capture the emotional layers of both human & animal existence, lending deep personality to landscapes & cityscapes alike.

It almost feels as though an animal were behind the camera, capturing creatures doing what they do when human eyes are not upon them.

If you are in New York, be sure to catch his exhibition here

from here

1 comment:

Thanks so much for stopping by - your comments make my day!