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Photographs by Elina Brotherus, Texts by Susan Bright and Timo Kelaranta

224 p. 21 x 25 cm - LE CAILLOU BLEU - ISBN 978-2-930537-15-3

I'm 40 years old now. Since my early photographs, more than 15 years ago, I have used myself as a model. It's a strange feeling to look back at the work done and to look at that young person I used to be. I am living now what was an unknown future for her. What has happened, what has changed? The apartments, the boyfriends; the face has grown older. The aesthetics of my photography have, nevertheless, remained the same. It's surprinsing to realise though, that all of a sudden I'm no longer the youngest one in group shows. At my age my parents were already dead. My health degrades, like for many friends of my age. Some have passed away. I guess it's all these morbid thoughts that led into the idea of this book. I didn't want it to be "just the fourth monograph". It's important to juxtapose images of different times for comparison – investigating age, questioning what we are at a certain moment, where do I see myself now. I wish to show the time warp from 1996 to 2011, to show the line that continues through the work, and to look at the young Elina with a certain amusement, yet tenderly.

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