I am still on vacation, but decided to do one quick post. I took these images yesterday at Taidekeskus Salmela in Mäntyharju, Finland. The have every summer have rather large art exhibitions located in several old buildings, we finally went this summer. The milieu was lovely. These are from that … I even by accident met the Tuomas Hoikkala who is a patron of arts and a saxophonist, If I’d known I would have asked; how about me… for next year 🙂
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.