Last wednesday I was in a high security prison taking photos of Juha Heinonen and Jere Nieminen who wrote plays.
I have a lot of different takes, but I think I like this one best. It’s rough and unlighted and there is a tension between camera and them. The only thing I doubt about this photo is an old tradition of photography where people are divided to them and we. We photograph our own kind of people with dignity and as subjects, but we photograph others like people from third world countries like animals, like objects of our interest. The most famous photo of the genre is a photo of an Afghan girl watching straight to camera. You all have seen it. The girl with really, really big green eyes and a red cape. The most famous cover of the National Geographic. Well, anyway, I hope that these guys this time can be counted as subjects themselves.