CROSSING THE RIVER

A gallery of my photographs featuring the river Aura

TURKU

is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River.*

September morning | Turku, Finland | View towards the Kirkkosilta (Church Bridge)

ÅBO (IN SWEDISH)

as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century,
making it the oldest city in Finland. *

I cross the river Aura over thousand times each year.  Obviously, Turku was built into this particular place because of the river and the access it allowed. I enjoy the views that the bridges give me, as well as looking at the city from diffrent sides of the river. The flow of the river is also particularly interesting to follow. The seasons change, water turns to ice and especially during the autumn carries all kinds of interesting thigs on its stream.

FALLEN 🍁 The Aura River, Turku, Finland - October 2nd 2016

I took a stroll along the river as the evening was setting in. I peeked over the river bank and saw hundreds of fallen leaves floating by in various formations and colors. The leaves reminded me of people that I have encountered during my life, in various groups and in various settings, floating by me like the leaves of autumn.

THE CITY

quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years.


STORMY WEATHER | The Aura River Bridge during a November storm | First edition print (1/30) on A4 size 300 gsm ICE SILVER white iridescent card with a silver sheen, signed and numbered. FINE ART PRINT AVAILABLE at TAIKO.FI online art gallery

STORMY WEATHER | The Aura River Bridge during a November storm | First edition print (1/30) on A4 size 300 gsm ICE SILVER white iridescent card with a silver sheen, signed and numbered. FINE ART PRINT AVAILABLE at TAIKO.FI online art gallery


TÄL PUAL JOKKE

(“this side of the river”), while the western side is referred to as tois pual jokke (“the other side of the river”).

FOGGY RIVER | View towards the Library building from the Church Bridge


TRANSFORMATIONS | half frozen Aura River looking down from the Church Bridge

ABOUT ME

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

Contact me for any custom orders vesa.loikas@gmail.com

Photography has always been part of me since I was a teenager. I have always been printing my work, first by traditional film development and dark room process and now by using a digital workflow and a large variety of materials and printing methods. 

My prints connect the viewer with the photograph in a subtle but effective way, creating a feeling that lasts.


Kirjastosilta (the Library Bridge) is the newest bridge over the river Aura.

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* from WIKIPEDIA

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