Experimental - NOMINEE: Vesa Pihanurmi
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Skate Calligraphy is a series of abstract images that I've created by photographing tracks of ice skaters on the surface of a frozen pond in Espoo, Finland. It's actually quite rare that there are even conditions that make it possible to shoot these kind of images. On this particular winter morning the pond had just frozen making the ice look completely black against the dark water underneath. A small amount of snow had fallen on the surface of the pond and some ice skaters had left clear traces there. I found the figures there very intriguing and started to look for interesting compositions with my camera. For me the results ended up looking very much like some sort of calligraphy maybe bearing most resemblance to the old Islamic calligraphy.
Vesa Pihanurmi is a multi award winning fine art photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. His photographs cover wide range of subjects from architecture to abstract studies and from landscapes to street photography. Regardless of the subject the focus of his photography is in the emotional impact of the images. He interprets reality with minimalistic approach revealing alternative perspectives of our world.