Iiu Susiraja’s Body Talking Selfies
- Caroline Kurze
The work of Finland-based self-portrait photographer iiu Susiraja is definitely not for everyone. She states that she once got email from an unknown sender, saying she should ‘go get a proper job.’ Though iiu Susiraja conceives criticism as one of the best parts of her work. She is creating humorous, perky portraits of herself, balancing a dog bone on her upper lip or wedging a broom under her boobs.
She states: “I photography me because it is the subject I certainly know the best. I make object of myself and my privacy, which is a moment of fame. To turn the privacy as a public is a shelter for me. I feel privacy very painful. When I have been spoken about my art I have mentioned words: the documentation of emotions. My art it is like a playful anarchism with equipment and the rituals of taking back the power.
Everyday life is my muse.”