Notes on a Place is a series by Kimmo Metsäranta that brings forth places in that are ignored as trivial. Top attractions in Helsinki for years have been churches, museums, monuments, a few parks and an old sea fortress. With the series I wanted to add a few more spots to the list from the everyday, mundane scenery, places that are passed by on the way to must-see places. These new spots are in plain sight but unseen to most. The city is full of attractions if one chooses to look around. The images are isolated abstractions, modified interpretations, bare structures with only the essentials left. The images make the places become monuments. These are the new attractions of Helsinki. The series has been exhibited in a solo exhibition in Bang Bang gallery, Helsinki.
Text and images © Kimmo Metsäranta