From the series « Jours et nuits de Paris » | Arsenal | Port de la Plaisance de Paris | 2014 |
Raimo Ahonen, architect, graphic designer and architectural photographer
My professional life has revolved around architecture, education, graphic design, and photography for forty years. Nowadays, my main focuses have been book design and architectural photography. In an independent artistic expression I have sought photography.
My personal method could be called artistic documentary photography. I see the picture before I take it. My work with photos is for me the creation of a very specific certain visual journal which records the pace of life and the daily routine which is familiar to the subjects. The spirit of these photos is close to the spirit of the people therein.
I take photos in order to remember, sometimes “teetering” between documentary, street, and artistic photography.