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20th August - 13 November 2010 Selma&Nils, Turku, Finland.

1. How I Am Perceived...

Is In Turn How I Perceive.

2. The bending of the orthodoxy.
3.Confident outside  turmoil within!
4. K.O.Y Jupiter 1921 still standing
5. Tel. 976 still answering.
7. No shame in being cast aside.
8. Oh, Raunistula! Once proud
9. Oh, Raunistula! Once proud 2
10. Hymn to life.
11. What's pure remains
12. Nature is ancient
13. Tearing accross the sky,

the moon arrives late.

14. I will leave my light on...

so you may find your way in the dark.

15. Mellow Fruitfulness
16. Fire From Heaven
17. Heading For Pohjola
18. Forging the Sampo
19. What you see

is not what you get

20. In yet out,

how can I start to build a foundation?

21. The Belly Of Antero
22. 3 ways to take you from me
20 10 2010 ishwar M (2)
000 big maybe (10)
23. The War - past or present?
24. Väinämöinen regards his creation
25. Dormant!
26. The Drowned Maid
27. Homecoming!
28. From where we all came
29. Mirrors reflect your beauty

in passing, but my eyes retain your image.

30. Nights Higway Man
31. Calling home
32. Vihreä Sateenvarjo
33. Heavenly!
34. Enter The Dragon
35. Lemminkäinen
36. Elämä Kesällä

or Fragile migration

37. Future in the making!
38. To pass backwards

throught the eye of a needle.

39.Thus shall the children of Israel

eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles.

40. Kippis sille!
41. Ruoka.
42. Kesämökin Valtaus.
A6 Running out
43. Terve Tuloa!

Stranger In Turku

Ishwar Maharaj


20th August - 13 November 2010 Selma&Nils, Turku, Finland.


Have you ever been a stranger somewhere? What does it feel like?
If you are a stranger does it mean that you are strange?
And if you encounter strange, but familiar things, does the strangeness
cease to exist?

“Photographing life in the old capitol gave rise to themes that seem to permeate through my work, weather it be in the theatre or photography and that is perspectives and reinterpretation. Experiences influence interpretation, so an object or situation while remaining the same, can appear to be something different, depending on who is viewing it and from which angle.

The idea of being a stranger someplace, anyplace has intrigued for me for as long as I can remember. It can bring with it a beautiful freedom or a crippling fear. For me freedom and fear go hand in hand, you cannot have one without the other. These photographs represent how I see Turku…on that particular day that I photographed that particular thing. Of course on another day, I probably would have photographed it differently as my thoughts are constantly changing along with my surroundings. The two things seem to be inextricably linked and therefore influence each other.
This city continues to fascinate me, the more I look under the carpet, peek into the cracks and pull at the seams, the more it reveals itself and the more I think I know about this city, the more complex it becomes. Strange is familiar and familiar is stranger yet.”

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