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Thought-Provoking Selfies By Finnish Photographer Iiu Susiraja

Published 5 years ago

It‘s no secret that our Internet-infused world is getting more and more loaded with selfies and selfie-related trends, pressuring us to present our faces and bodies perfectly in the perfect background. Finnish self-portrait photographer Iiu Susiraja, however, shows us a radically different take on selfies that overturns our conventional concept of beauty, instead revealing her very personal, frank, and wickedly humorous relationship with her own body and her environment.

I photograph myself because it is the subject I certainly know the best,” explains the photographer in her artist’s statement. “I make object of myself and my privacy, which is a moment of fame. To turn the privacy public is a shelter for me. I feel privacy very painful. […] My art is like a playful anarchism with equipment and the rituals of taking back the power. Everyday life is my muse.

More info: iiususiraja.com (h/t: lostateminor, ignant)

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