Susanna Majuri is a fine art photographer from Helsinki, Finland. For the past fourteen years she has been working with water and she's known for her sensual, magical, haunting images where the water is a key element. She paints with the water and through her underwater photography, Susanna dives inside the world of fiction. One could call her a storyteller instead of a photographer. Sense of Water is Susanna's first book. The book takes the reader inside these deeply personal scenes, which are loaded with things one cannot talk. The secrets, the fear of losing someone you love, profound loneliness.
Directed by Elina Patjas
Cinematography by Matias Nystedt
Editing by Elina Patjas and Matias Nystedt
Song: Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm - Stare - A2
”Darkness is resisting and darkness is overcome at the same moment when it drowns you. The Bright will come back. I find myself again through the dark in the shining light.”
Susanna Majuri at MC2 Gallery, Milan
“The water is the most remarkable. It carries bodies. Water is colour. My main characters are testing the ways to exist. Air becomes a watercourse. Is there a light, a way?” (Susanna Majuri, 2008)
”I need to see a picture of a tragedy to get permission to feel my feelings. I don´t know how I feel unless I can see a picture for emotions. Put your heart into the picture and find companion. Find the sorrow you´re hiding, talk with the image, look at your loss.”
K-reppu: Äkkisyviä kuvia, TV1, YLE 15.4.2008.