Black and White

Darkroom.

I still work with B/W, mostly with unique Fotograms and different combinations with negatives, usually on FibreBased paper. I am experimenting with chemistry and old papers possibilities.

 

Renja Leino:
Sattumasfääri – Sphere of Chance. Installation view at The Finnish Museum of Photography: ABSTRACT! Nov 2017 – Jan 2018. Unique. Silver gelatin photographs. Selenium toned, mounted. First time at Poriginal Gallery 1995.  The intense playful rhythm in these abstract photographs is a methaphor about existential questions. Photographs were done as an emotional reaction after the sea catastrophy near our archipelago in Sept 1994, when passenger ship MS Estonia sunk. This installation was an attempt to understand the fact of vulnerability of life, about how suddenly the chance could influence into our lives.

 

 

Renja Leino:
The Memory, 1995. Silver gelatin photographs. FB. Size 260cm x 156cm. Installation view 2015.

 

Renja Leino:
Living Earth. Unique. Fotograms & Photographs. 1995 -98. Silver gelatin FB, selenium etc deep toned. Size 156cm x 208cm. The Finnish Museum of Photography Collections.

Works

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour video 2:02h
From series Birds Pub.

Renja Leino:

End of Euphoria

A crashed car was painted in glossy white and set in a parking lot surrounded by ordinary cars. ”What a hell is that?!”

Renja Leino:

Sound work, stories about Wind

Natural phenomena, the changes in the weather and the climate, have a heightened affect on the everyday of the islanders compared to the urban communities. One of the stories…

Renja Leino:

Absent minds

Absent Minds & Just Anybody are focusing on the phenomena of digital invasion and its effects into our lives. Both series by a mobile phone camera since 2005-

Renja Leino:

Being

I was sitting on a bus watching the scenery go by, when suddenly a strange building flashed before my eyes. The next time I passed the same place I was ready to take a better look at the object. The bubble-shaped building was still there but somehow altered.

Renja Leino:

Birds Pub Vol. 1-3

When observing wild creatures the circle of life starts to imperceptibly close up, and all the roar of the world and everything else fades away: there is only this moment. Birds Pub OnLine was the first public presentation of this new body of work.

Black and White

Sometimes I still work with B/W, mostly with unique Fotograms and different combinations with negatives, usually on FB paper. I am experimenting with chemistry and old papers possibilities.

Greenery On Loan

When walking in the forest and meeting this installation you could see the light glimmering, the rain gathering on the mirror surfices. It was showing the sky and the growing trees crowns… or your face.

Just anybody

”I am taking snapshots with my mobile. Later I study my images and their details on my computer screen. Just like anybody else.”

Sea Frills

Sea Frills installation under Cathedral Bridge in Turku 2011. Flux Aura was an art event organized by Turku Artist Association. Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011 Material: Thousands of reflectors. Sponsor Hella Lightning Finland.