• Icy Prospects
  • Icy Prospects
  • Icy Prospects


»The Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen is a poet. ‘Icy Prospects’, the product of his last series, taken from 2005 until early 2009, is inspired by his fascination with the Arctic landscapes. Puranen painted a piece of wooden board with black glossy paint. He then photographed the reflection of the icy northern landscape on the surface of the board using a long exposure time. This book enables us to wander into a series which goes on and on, page after page. A second reading allows us to linger at each image, which can in turn also dispatch us into a dream. Quoting Jean-Luc Godard, Puranen states in his afterword, “A photograph is not a reflection of reality, it is the reality of that reflection”.«

Jorma Puranen
publisher: Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2009
TEXT: Liz Wells, Jorma Puranen
DESIGN: Jorma Hinkka, Graafiset Neliöt Oy
format: hardcover, illustrated Dust jacket, 27.5 × 30.6 CM, 120 PAGES, 60 color plates, 9 color and 8 b/w reproductions
ISBN: 978–3–7757–2472–2

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