CONCEPT OF 🍃 BEAUTY

Sometimes beauty is graceful endurance,
instead of moment's sparkle.

In these images the flowers are past their prime, the wood is decaying and the rocks are eroding. The colors are dominated by brown and gray tones in addition to subtle hints of pastel greens and reds.

CONCEPT OF BEAUTY - Past its prime but still beautiful - Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea - July 2016

What is beautiful? Can ugly be beautiful? These two adjectives can be found together in these photographs. What I am seeking here is beauty beyond the surface. 

GROWTH RINGS | Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea - August 2016

CREATURES of the ARCHIPELAGO - SUMMER SESSIONS | Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea - July 21st 2016

HARSH CONDITIONS OF THE ARCHIPELAGO
SHAPE THE LANDSCAPE

CREATURES of the ARCHIPELAGO - SUMMER SESSIONS | Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea - July 21st 2016

STAGE IS SET | MOSS ON BEDROCK | Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea - July 21st 2016

ABOUT ME

I AM A FINE ART & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN TURKU, FINLAND.

 

I dedicate a lot of time and effort in creating limited edition fine art prints. Initially I did it by traditional film process and now by using a digital workflow and inkjet printers.

Recently I started printing on aluminum and other rigid surfaces using large UV-printers.  http://bit.ly/Seven-prints

These types of prints make the photograph feel alive connecting with the viewer and also with the space where they are displayed. 

CONCEPT OF BEAUTY vol.2 | Nauvo Archipelago Aluminum 1st ed.

1st EDITION | 60 X 60 or 10 x 10 CM | UV EXPOSURE ON ALUMINUM | 2016 | NAUVO ARCHIPELAGO, FINLAND

  • signed & numbered · UV exposure on aluminum · price includes VAT 10%

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"What distinguishes Loikas photographs from the crowd is technique. They are printed on aluminum sheets, making them to react with light and the surroundings in a different way than paper or other materials. The innovative use of materials may be derived from the architectural part of Loikas’ artistry." Excerpt from  Åbo Underrättelser newspaper - translated from Swedish to English - published January 23rd, 2014

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LIVE IN NYC exhibition - The Old Town Hall Gallery, Turku, Finland 2014 | photo: Timo Mäkipää

DRY MOSS  | Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea, Finland - July 2016

Hope for a new beginning - pine sprout | Nauvo Archipelago, Baltic Sea - August 2016