I used to think that if you”ve seen one selfie, you”ve probably seen them all. Then, I found this series of photos Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja took, which captured the Internet in a web of curiosity. From making a statement on culture, to rejecting society”s labels on “fat” women, these photos made me realize how people are subjected to gross judgement and dissection without a second thought.
When asked why she made these photos, Iiu responded (with broken English): “I photograph me because it is the subject I certainly know the best.”
“I make object of myself and my privacy, which is a moment of fame. To turn the privacy as a public is a shelter for me. I feel privacy very painful.”
“When I have been spoken about my art, I have mentioned words “the documentation of emotions.””
“My art it is like a playful anarchism with equipment and the rituals of taking back the power.”
“Everyday life is my muse.”
Some of these photos are a bit out there.
I understand the point she”s trying to make with the photos. I also find a few of them to be a bit strange. Perhaps that”s the point. If art was truly meant to be 100% understood, we would solve all of life”s mysteries (and put a whole slew of art critics out of work).