VILMA LEINO, Artificial Weather, 42.0 x 59.4 cm, Price: 260 Euros
VILMA LEINO, FINLAND
Vilma Leino is a Finnish born, Berlin based photographer. She was born in 1999 and has been using photography as a medium since 2015. Her work focuses on self-portraiture. As a photographer, director, model and a stylist, she creates multiple characters to reflect inner feelings, solitude and womanhood. Her work experiments with strong color schemes, composition and human body. It is a one-woman show, where being in control and the fear of losing it are in constant dialogue. The story is balancing between beauty and horror, forming a story about personal growth, where fears are forming into strength. For Leino, self-portraiture is freedom and the camera is an ally who doesn't judge. She's inspired by dreams, memories and spontaneous thoughts. Working with playful compositions and strong colour schemes is a way for her to lighten up darker subjects. Her portraits are visual stories from inside of the household, where daily life turns peculiar and the person we are is in the main spotlight as the one we should learn to love and take care of.