The theme this week at WPC PHOTO CHALLENGE is Earth. What is means to you. Here in Finland nature is a given, it can be found in your back yard. Forest and lakes are all around us. Earth is were we get our food, water and peace. It could also be the beautiful mountains, oceans, animal. This is a huge topic… I am going to go with a view that touches my heart every summer – field at the country side near my summer house.
Posted by:Ritva Sillanmäki Photography
I’m a student of life; I see beauty in nature, people and the world around me, small details and complete view. Without the ability to actualize an idea or concept, art would not exist. My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in. I do not limit myself to one medium, style, or concept. Inspiration and ideas change. My knowledge changes and grows. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past, where I’ve come from and what I’ve learned, as well as a preview of the future, where I’m going. I do not classify myself as just a photographer, as some might think from looking at my work. I am a sculptor, a painter, a photographer, an artist. If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on a photograph, a photo collage or a painting I have created, then I have succeeded in my work.