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Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti
Éditions du LIC


First Edition
96 Pages
210 x 270 mm
ISBN 9788293341017


Immediately distinguished by their vibrant palettes and inventive compositions, Osma Harvilahti’s photographs stem from a wilful resolve to aestheticise the world to the point of abstraction, with his subjects assessed and portrayed entirely on the level of colour, pattern, and form. Rife with visual layering and unusual vantage points, his images are decidedly and deliberately less about representation than about interpretation; regardless of where he aims his lens, the results always tell us far less about his subjects than about how the photographer sees them. The work thus looks to vision not as a means of comprehension, but rather as a process (conscious or not) of selection and exclusion; an idea that reinforces both the fragmentary nature of photography and the utter relativity of perception itself.

About the Artist
Osma Harvilahti (born 1983) addresses contemporary design  through photography. Harvilahti is a Paris-based photographer who concentrates in his work on exploring design, fashion and the use of colour. His clients include  partamento Magazine, SSAW, Hermès, Issey Miyake and Louis Vuitton.  Alongside commercial photos, this exhibition features personal series of works in which Harvilahti studies his subjects of interest from a documentary and sociological perspective.

About the Publisher
Éditions du LIC is an independent publisher specialising in the creation of provocative contemporary titles by emerging and established avant-garde photographers. Founded in 2012, they operate as a collective bringing together photographers, designers and writers to produce limited edition photobooks.

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