For you who live or will be visiting in Oulu: Nämä valokuvani ja niiden tueksi tekemäni portfolio ovat esille kuvataiteen lukiodiplomityönäyttelyssä, jonka avajaiset ovat ensi keskiviikkona 5.2. Oulun Valveella (Hallituskatu 7). Käykää vilkaisemassa!
This photo series has been the longest and the most challenging project for me so far. I had never before done anything like this, as in technique or magnitude, but here we are now.
This photo series is my (Finnish high school) arts diploma work. Kuvataiteen lukiodiplomityö. As our IB school doesn't offer any sorts of arts as a subject or even a single course, I decided to compliment my university application with something assessed.
I have written a full, descriptive portfolio about this project, and I can share an electronic version with anybody who wants to take a look at it. The portfolio includes my ideas behind this work, my thoughts about dreams, shortly something about dreams in visual arts, the working process and reflection and evaluation of the work, quite a bit more in detail and depth than what I've usually presented here. Shortly, I think I chose a very good topic, but I don't think I yet have the skills for photographic presentation of such serious and deep ideas. However I am rather proud of myself as it was quite a big project and I made it through, and even got a very good grade to support my university applications.
The photographs and a physical version of the portfolio will be at Valve (Oulu) in the exhibition of the diploma works of other students, and it is the first time my photographs have been visible for the public in print.
Shortly, again, my work asks a question: how far is a human being willing to go for the sake of dreams?
For further information from me, I advice you to ask questions or the link for the portfolio.
IN MY DREAMS I AM THE KING
The university applications have been sent, mini-portfolios and all. Now all there is to do is to study... and wait.