"Photograph is a Feeling"
Photography has always been part of me since I was a teenager. I have always been printing my work, first by traditional film process & development and now by using a digital workflow and inkjet printers. Recently I started printing on aluminum and other rigid surfaces. My prints make the photograph feel alive connecting with the viewer and also with the space where they are displayed.
Through photography I express & explore the human condition and
its wide range of emotions. I often collaborate with other artists
and use architecture and urban landscape as stages.
All photography copyright Vesa Loikas, please contact me for licensing.
Nature, landscape, architecture and people in their surroundings are close to my heart in my photography and fine art prints. Many of my photographs have been featured in books, magazines and on-line around the world. I have worked and studied in the United States and Finland. I started my studies in art & architecture in Texas in 1989 and I graduated in Louisiana in 1995. After that I worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota for six years as an architect. In 2001 I moved back to Finland where I live with my family in the historic neighborhood of Turku on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
In my Improvisations on Aluminum series, I photograph moments of dance, which become two-dimensional compositions, kind of human statues in different environments. These photographs are then printed on large scale aluminum sheets. The result where a moving dancer becomes still and dissolves into the surroundings, particularly interests me. I am also interested in how environment and architecture influence human senses and behavior. This series was started when I received an artist residency in New York in March of 2013 by the Finnish Art Council and The Dance Centre of Western Finland.