Northern Impressions – Impressionistic Nature Photos

Ari-Matti Nikula 16/02/2017


Northern Impressions – Impressionistic Nature Photos presents familiar subjects from nature in the North rendered using a novel approach that breaks the boundaries of traditional nature photography. The potent, artistic interpretations of nature in the images have been greatly inspired by impressionist painting, among other sources. What most moves the artists – Irma Varrio and Ari-Matti Nikula – in their work is meeting nature on the emotional level: through their lens we see its depth and intricacy wrought into a dialogue of the seen and the experienced. The impressions are those captured at the moment the picture is taken, the culmination of a process guided by studies of colour, light, motion and form, as well as the use of experimental techniques. The images are created using intentional movement of the camera, multiple exposures, vaseline filters and the out-of-focus area.




images: Irma Varrio & Ari-Matti Nikula
texts: Irma Varrio, english translation Richard Foley
texts in: finnish / english
graphic design: Irma Varrio
publisher: Nature Photo Impressions 2017
size: 24 x 28cm, hardcover
pages: 136
photographs: 109
paper: Multi Art Silk 170 g/m²
printing house: Livonia Print, Latvia 2017
ISBN: 978-952-93-8232-3
Price: 40,00 € + shipping cost