Thought-Provoking Selfies By Finnish Photographer Iiu Susiraja
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.“