Santtu Laine

“Lonely Moments / Hibernating”

What is loneliness? Existentialists think that a human being’s existence is a lonely existence. Someone is lonely in her/his relationship, someone feel lonely in front of the television and someone feel lonely when surrounded be a group of people. We all feel lonely sometimes. Loneliness is a universal phenomenon, it visits every human soul at some time in every culture, every race, every class, every age, and at all times in human history. At the end of the day, we are all alone. My photos is a series about lonely people. In the series I’m trying visually to describe and portray those lonely and empty moments that we are all familiar with.

Santtu Laine is a Finnish born photographer and visual artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. He’s work are often dealing with social phenomenons and human behaviour. He’s Working both with analog and digital photography and video, sometimes with the combination of these worlds. He is currently Studying Photography at the BTK University of Art & Design, Berlin.