Light plays a central role in Eeva Karhu's works. Much in the same way as impressionist painters made repeated studies of the same subject, she creates multiple views of the same path. From one picture to another, photographed in different lighting conditions, the series reveals a startlingly wide range of changing colours and atmospheres. Recording both, the time of her own movements and the longer cycles of nature, her work intertwines into a personal study of perception and its fundamental links with space and time. Karhu continues this process throughout the year, creating her own visual calendar of time periods. "I study this cyclic movement. I take part in it, by walking the same circle route during one year. While walking, my feet find the rhythm of the way. The camera captures moments between what I'm viewing and me. I record the time that I will soon pass through while I experience the timelessness of its passing. By layering all these photographs together they form one image that documents my journey recording the time passing."
Eeva Karhu was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, in 1980. She lives and works in Helsinki. Karhu graduated from the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2014. She has held international solo and group exhibitions among others at The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, FI), at The Lahti Art Museum (Lahti, FI), or Persons Projects (Berlin, DE).