/vaarin verstaalla

/grandpa's cellar

The physical space of these photographs is contained in my grandpa's cellar workshop where his old carpenter's tools rest in the familiar playground of my childhood. The photographs are made by using light painting as a tool to scrape out and show the beauty of these everyday objects. The long exposure, the darkness and the narrow arch of light together with the repetition of the movement in the act of lighting the objects made for a meditative experience spanning across time and space and making me new memories of play. 

The series has been presented in two joint exhibitions in Helsinki (OmaValo April 2016 and September 2016) , in a solo exhibition in Karkkila (Vaarin verstaalla, January 2017) and a joint exhibition Tiloja / Spacesin & Vaarin verstaalla at Laterna Magica Gallery, Helsinki (May 2017).

Blue workman's overall, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old hammer and paint stains,  Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old wooden metering tool, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old wooden slicer,  Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old wooden slicer, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Asbestos thread on ax trunk, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Circular saw blade, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials
Tin plate scissors, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools,
Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Axe, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Tin plate scissors, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old hammer, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old nail apron, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old wooden tool kit, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Circular saw blade,  Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools
Circular saw blade, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Circular saw blade, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old saw, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old saw, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Knee pad, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Old tool, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Copyrig, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools
Axe, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures
Hammer, Vaarin verstaalla, grandpa's workshop, lightpainting, photography, long exposure, still life, old tools, materials, structures