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Ilonamarja Laine

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Square #2, 2015 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Square #3, 2015 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Square #5, 2015 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Underwater , 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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What happens next?, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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No Boundaries! #1, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Changing, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Freezing, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Confused, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Sleeping II, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Twenty Teardrops, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Unlock, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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The Beginning, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Insecure, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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No Boundaries! #2, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Sleeping I, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Bliss, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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New Unknown, 2014 Polaroid Enlargement, Digital C Type Print Variable © Ilonamarja Laine
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Helsinki
Birth year
1986
Tags
polaroid, experimental, geometric abstraction, contemporary, photography
Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

"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!

 

BIO

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.