12 Steps to Helsinki
The idea for the project “12 steps to Helsinki” is based on the project “6 mètres avant Paris” by Eustachy Kossakowski, a photographer of Polish origin who published his work in 1971 in Paris. It was a series of photographs taken 6 metres from the signs marking the administrative boundaries of the city of Paris.
I have taken it upon me to re-enact this project in the context of contemporary Helsinki.
The setting is very different – Kossakowski has taken 159 photographs to span the area of Paris while I have found 25 spots around Helsinki that bear a sign.
Here is the original work for comparison: www.museeniepce.com
“12 Steps to Helsinki” photographs ordered by number: