INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

IN STRINDBERG'S ROOMS

MILAVIDA

SPEAKING HOUSE

CAMERA OBSCURA WORKS

LIKE A BREATH IN LIGHT

PINHOLE
t e x t
b o o k

HERBARIUM

I AM #1

I AM #2

INNER LANDSCAPES

PRINTS

 

The Eyes of the Fingertips are opening - Aukeavat sormenpäiden silmät

My first photography book The Eyes of the Fingertips are opening was published in 1993The Eyes of the Fingertips are opening by Musta Taide (ISBN 951-96477-9-1).
The chief editor of Musta Taide, Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa writes about these images:
"The giantism of small things fouts gravity. Pinhole changes the world to light
and immerses the observer in happening. Familiarity and unfamiliarity, light and dark,
large and small, near and far twist scales into bewildering organisms, where these photograps interbreed."

In this book there are poems by Leena Krohn,
texts English/Finnish, soft cover, size 20 x 16,5 cm,
28 bw pinhole photographs. (sold out)


Leena Krohn:

I wasn´t qualified to see so much.
I wasnt qualified for others´eyes.
Awful to see! Awful to be seen!
A look emerges, graps and slaps.
It strikes, and there´s a quiver.
Will it always be this way?
Is there other way to be?

Tolerantly it lets me look.
Perhaps it wants to be noticed.
My eyes suck its sap
and each look forces it to be born again.

It changes me
only when I look.
It does nothing, it´s quite still.
It´s not dangerous.
And still I change.

* * *

I stared. I passed into what I was looking at
and engrossed the thing´s soul
forgetting almost
what I was myself.

Myself? What self?

Gestures, actions and habits
continually changing traits
an evanescent memory
which can in fact be gone.