A Statement by Maarit Hohteri
I photograph to remember my life and people who are important. I take pictures of people close to me, trying to record the feelings and perceptions that my friends have about life. My photographs are observations on what happens around me, and by taking pictures I try to preserve moments that exist at any particular time. For me, taking photographs is one way to create a sense of continuity and meaning in this world. It is an attempt to make a seemingly fractured life in to a whole – a story with a past, present and future.