In her first works, at the end of the 1990s, Elina Brotherus did a lot of self-portraits and “autobiographical” photography inspired by the intimate events of her personal life. Later she began to work on “classical” subjects such as landscapes, portraiture or still lifes.
At the juncture of these two directions, she questions, as in the work Green Lake, the relationship between the landscape and the human being, between form and light, between the universe and the individual.
“The human body, in its beauty and in its banality, never ceases to be profoundly fascinating”. E.B.