SENSE OF WATER
ABOUT THE BOOK
Finnish Fine Art Photographer Susanna Majuri is known for her magical images. For the past 14 years she has been working with water. She uses water as if it were paint. It merges people and landscapes together and blurs dimensions creating a new reality. Water is fiction, one can imagine the places and characters as their own. Majuri composes scenarios to reflect feelings.
”My photographs can be seen as different places for emotions. I want to narrate feelings like in novels. I photograph strangers, they invoke my desire, and I ask them to come with me. I conceal my dreams and desires in images. Water paints with me, it merges the people and the landscapes together. Feelings can be revealed, but remain hidden. You can recognise these photographed places in your imagination. Mysteries will become your secrets, and I want to take you into your dreams. Here, in the images, my protagonists sing with tunes of joy and yearning. I borrow poet Tua Forsström: I said it was a dream, because I wanted to stay.” Susanna Majuri
Sense of Water is Susanna Majuri’s first artist monograph and has images from her early series to the most recent body of work. It contains her texts that have been born alongside the images. They offer a glimmer-like insight to the photographs. The book features writings from three Nordic authors Vigdís Grímsdóttir, Monica Fagerholm, Tua Forsström who have written new pieces inspired by Majuri's photographs.
Title: Sense Of Water
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Authors: Susanna Majuri, Vigdís Grímsdóttir, Monika Fagerholm and Tua Forsström
Design: Tuomas Kortteinen & Jaakko Suomalainen
Type design: Jaakko Suomalainen
41 color ills.
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