"Geometrical abstractions through Polaroid lens"
I work mainly with expired Polaroid films. The process is very experimental; first I draw geometric forms and then photograph them by using different Polaroid films.
Every photograph is a part of a bigger, unknown story. I would say that they describe different changes, timeless moments and unreal coincidences. Outdated films give a psychedelic and surreal look to the photographs.
Making geometrical, abstract photographs is my way to see the world; the future looks bright, the past disappears. Life is going fast forward, and it doesn't look hollow. But what happens next?
Working with Polaroids is quite risky and the results are always unexpected.
But, behind an unexpected moment is a new, unknown world -and there's no way back!
Ilonamarja Laine (b. 1986 Helsinki, Finland) is an abstract photographer, who works mainly with outdated Polaroid films. She makes geometric abstractions by combining ink-drawings and Polaroid photographs. In October 2014 Ilonamarja was awarded an Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society in Visual Art. She's currently working on a new photography series.