Paperback / Ebook editions
Color, 100pp, 8.5x11, Illustrated
by Juha Roisko
Life is a collection of photographs that portray the various layers of life and experiences it provides, by the hand of Finnish Orthodox photographer, family therapist and Uspenski Cathedral trustee, Juha Roisko. Displaying the postmodern city, the departure, the bridge, the country, the hard winter, the respite and the return in 100 full color photographs described as surreal moments suspended in time, Roisko subtly guides the viewer through common, daily scenes to multiple layers of mystery and beyond, touching upon the very essence of human life. Beauty, joy, hope, sorrow, sadness, curiosity and longing are captured in a sophisticated way, making this collection valuable for the healing of humankind and the survivors of abuse and cruelty.
Praise for Life
"In Roisko's images, the Kodak moments are not so much frozen as suspended in time. His keenly observed scenes appear to hang in a space of their own as they prepare to embark on an internal journey of new meaning" - Barry Downard, Photo illustrator.
"The first image I saw from Roisko, its message, the power of the subject and surrealistic way it was captured, really left me astonished . . . Roisko can capture those imperceptible moments and turn them into truly subtle, surreal photographs that will make you stare and wonder at them for ages" - Raul Bermudez, Concept artist.
"Roisko's photographs are rich in color with subtle tones. Everyday scenes are seen with a fresh eye" - Marcel Roggisch, Photographer.
"Humanity, dignity, life's little but meaningful details and nature meet each other in this very special book. Roisko's stunning talent of capturing the passing moments of life arises from his strong musical and observing way of seeing life as artwork" - Kari Laakso, Musician.