For his Water Lilies series Santeri Tuori photographed ponds over a period of time. The resulting works are layered images with two or more layers on top of each other taken at different times. The same layer might be there more than once; in black and white, in colour, sometimes inverted into negative. The image becomes abstracted; no longer a specific record of the original pond and water lilies photographed by Tuori, but more the essence and memory of the place
The Forest works are photographed on a small remote island between Finland and Sweden. where Tuori has been been photographing and filming for many years. He has photographed the same landscape and even the same trees numerous times over the years. Each work consists of many images from his vast archive layered on top of each other. Different times, even years are combined in a singular work.
Santeri Tuori, (born 1970, Finland), studied at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki. His works are part of the collections of EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, The Finnish Museum of Photography Helsinki, Malmo Art Museum, Brandts Klædefabrik, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki