tuula närhinen


I tried to register water currents by throwing a bottle with a lamp inside to the water. Grasped by the wind and the waves the bottle started tossing up and down and little by little drifted to the shore.

Photographed with long exposure times, the small light bulb inside of a transparent soda bottle traces a fine line on the shiny surface of a calm sea or in the middle of the fog created by the waves lashing to the rocky shore. The series of photographs is taken by the Baltic Sea on the Harakka Island near Helsinki.

Colour prints 100 x 70 cm

See more images of the project:

  • SURF 1

  • SURF 2

  • SURF 3

  • SURF 3

  • SURF 4

  • SURF 5

  • Installation views