American Cowboy / Special edition
Karoliina Paatos – American Cowboy Special Edition
Special version of the book with a 20 x 28cm digital C-type print in a special leather cover/envelope. Every cover is unique.
Book numbers 1-50
Price: 225 EUR
Many of Paatos’ series depict individuals and identities with contradictions: she is inclined to locate couplings of the romantic and the harsh, the bare and the intense, the vulnerable and the sinewy. Through her photographs Paatos explores the relationship between the people living in the sparsely populated areas and the stark nature surrounding them.[…]
Paatos’ photographic method concentrates largely on dwelling and lingering. She spends extensive amounts of time in specific spaces with her subject matters. Through this kind of immersion the essential moments become more attainable for the persistent observer. Paatos herself states that she photographs “found moments, found people, and found objects,” and recognizes how the share of the intuitive in her process always grows as the project progresses.[…]
All in all, her practice can well be positioned between the documentary and the mysterious.
About the photographer:
During the past ten years, Karoliina Paatos has worked for several Finnish newspapers and magazines. Alongside her career as a photojournalist, she has been advancing her personal, long-term art projects. She has held several solo shows, and additionally participated in many group exhibitions in Finland. Paatos has studied photography both in Aalto University’s graduate program in Photography and Documentary Film, as well as at the University of Arizona. In 2015, she won the Photo District News’ student category with her submission of the series Rodeo Queer.