The Helsinki School The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

The Helsinki School The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Ed. Timothy Persons, Asia Zak Persons, text(s) by Grey Crawford, Antje-Britt Mählmann, Timothy Persons, Marja Sakari, graphic design by Full Metal Jacket.
Format: 24 x 29 cm
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4699-1

Persons Projects is happy to present the new volume of The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6.
The publication has been launched Saturday 7 November during Paris Photo Fair 2019.


Jorma Puranen, varjoja ja heijastuksia = shadows and reflections

Published: Sinebrychoff Art Museum, 2011
Format: hardcover, bound
Pages: 78 pages
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: Finnish, English
ISBN: 978951533383-4
Jorma Puranen, varjoja ja heijastuksia = shadows and reflections
Jorma PuranenIcy Prospects

Jorma Puranen
Icy Prospects

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2009
Format: 30.90 x 27.60 cm, hardcover
Pages: 120 pages, 77 illustrations, 69 in color
Texts: Jorma Puranen, Liz Wells
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: English
Design by: Jorma Hinkka
ISBN 978-3-7757-2472-2
Hatje Cantz

"In Icy Prospects I have expressly reflected on the nature of the painterly, the sublime, and the mysterious.” Jorma Puranen

His latest series, Icy Prospects, was inspired by the ways the great explorers as well as today’s tourists to the North Pole are fascinated by the arctic landscape. Puranen painted a board with black, high-gloss acrylic and then took long exposures of the icy landscapes mirrored in this wooden surface. The results are extremely painterly, highly aesthetic, fragmented impressions of nature in which the ground, the brushstroke, and the reflection are inseparably superimposed. In this way, the photographer creates a relationship between the philosophical concept of the "sublime terror” of the forces of nature and his own experience of life in these regions, typifying the north as a projection surface for fantasies and the imagination.

Jorma Puranen
Icy Prospects

Published by: Gallery Anhava, 2006
Format: Softcover
Pages: 43 Pages
Text: Marjatta Levanto
Artist: Jorma Puranen
Language: English /Swedish
Exhibition catalogue
Jorma PuranenIcy Prospects