22 photographs of series of appr. 100
Pigment ink print
I started photographing planes with a Rolleiflex analogue camera when I was
on parental leave. Deprived of time and confined to the suburb I
took photos in my neighbourhood, as a part of my everyday life. I had
lived in the area for several years yet had never noticed the airplanes
frequently passing overhead. It was not until sitting bored by the sand
box that I first started to hear the planes, then moving my gaze upwards
from the rectilinear world view, to see them.
The planes fly to and from the modernist Malmi airport, which is nowadays
used for general aviation. For several years plans to build housing on
the site have provoked much controversy. The plans are now due to be
put in to action. Year 2019 marks the conclusion of my plane collection as aviation at Malmi airport ceases for good.