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Heikki Willamo - Forest in me

Images of the mind- Photographs of animals 1.6. - 29.10.2021. Visit our other Visitor Centres in Pallas and Hetta to see the rest of this multipart exhibition!

Heikki Willamo
A photography-artist, nature photographer and author. Born in Helsinki in 1952, lives now in Karjalohja. Retired artist since 2016.

I´m a storyteller. I like to take photographs one story at a time.
I´m fascinated by animals, and therefore they are my biggest inspiration. I try to watch each animal as an individual rather than as representatives of its species. I´m not aiming incredible situations, but the ordinary dignity that each individual represents to me. I am also interested in the relationship and encounter between man and other animals, how we have seen them over time, and how they have come into our stories, beliefs, and to our myths.

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