elina creative studio
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Book design: Sense Of Water

Art Direction, Concept design

Susanna Majuri is a fine art photographer from Helsinki, Finland. For the past fourteen years she has been working with water. Sense of Water is Susanna Majuri’s first book. 

The book takes the spectator on a visual and emotional journey inside these deeply personal scenes, which are loaded with things one cannot talk. The images are paired with writings from four Nordic writers Vigdís Grímsdóttir, Monica Fagerholm, Tua Forsström and, for the first time, Susanna Majuri herself. 

 The book evolved through a number of iterations with major input from the designer. In October 2015 the latest book dummy was presented in the  Aarhus Photobook Week  and the book got very positive feedback.  Kehrer Verlag , a book publisher company specialized in books in the fields of photography, fine arts, and culture has promised to print and publish this book in October 2016.

The book evolved through a number of iterations with major input from the designer. In October 2015 the latest book dummy was presented in the Aarhus Photobook Week and the book got very positive feedback. Kehrer Verlag, a book publisher company specialized in books in the fields of photography, fine arts, and culture has promised to print and publish this book in October 2016.

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  "The first time I saw Susanna’s images back in 2006 I knew she has it. Can I say it? The sense of water. I immediately got sucked into her fantasy, and the images haunted me many years. I sensed the presence of melancholy, the untold stories, the secrets. They became part of my dreams. When I met Susanna for the first time, I knew I had to help her to get her story told, so as many people as possible could see it. Working with this book can best be described as a journey into Susanna’s exquisite way of seeing this world. I did my best that the book has the same kind of layers as Susanna’s work: conflicting, coexisting. This book is not just a beautiful book of a photographer, but a story of an artist. A story that is waiting to be found, revealed." 

"The first time I saw Susanna’s images back in 2006 I knew she has it. Can I say it? The sense of water. I immediately got sucked into her fantasy, and the images haunted me many years. I sensed the presence of melancholy, the untold stories, the secrets. They became part of my dreams. When I met Susanna for the first time, I knew I had to help her to get her story told, so as many people as possible could see it. Working with this book can best be described as a journey into Susanna’s exquisite way of seeing this world. I did my best that the book has the same kind of layers as Susanna’s work: conflicting, coexisting. This book is not just a beautiful book of a photographer, but a story of an artist. A story that is waiting to be found, revealed." 

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