Sheridan O’Neal submits Marja Pirila
Pirila creates beautiful photography. Her pinhole photography concentrates on negative space created by organic shapes in nature. Her main body of work is based on camera obscura. My favorite series of hers is titled “Interior/Exterior” and it shows how the exterior influences a figure or multiple figures inside a house or room. I love the strength of the emotions in each of her pieces and how clearly it is communicated to the viewer. She also creates camera obscuras out of different shapes in order to manipulate the image then projects them onto a screen. She uses shapes such as a spiral, birch, honey comb, buckets, and so on and so forth. They are amazing.