Kaisa Sirén abstract photographs of the mindscapes of the arctic year
studio Villa Vinkkeli will now open also as a gallery. To celebrate the one
year anniversary of the studio Kaisa Sirén has set up a colour themed
exhibition. The photos have been taken mostly in past summer and winter in
Finnish and Norwegian Lapland. In her artistic photography Sirén has been
focusing on abstract, minimalist methods that still contain narratives.
and notices the light: ”When I wake up in the morning I have a clear vision of
the day’s color.” The cruel cold tones of the polar night and the warm soft
glow of midnight sun have been captured with the camera as the pictures of
dreams and abstractions of dusk, to bring feelings of peace and timelessness.
first exhibition 12 years ago was also abstract, but that passion has been
hibernating a long time. Now the new studio Villa Vinkkeli has helped it to
re-emerge and wake up. “My day job as a press photographer has strict
guidelines and is very representative and documentative. It’s very freeing to
do the completely opposite thing on my free time”, Kaisa says.
Kaisa Sirén graduated with a photography degree from
the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. Canada. After moving to
Lapland, she worked many years in tourism with photography on hold. Sirén also
got to thoroughly know Lapland, its people and vast areas, and the best lights
and sites for taking photos. Sirén returned to professional photography in