Beauty in Melancholy
Sasu Riikonen (b. 1982) is a Finnish based fine art photographer and film maker. Currently he is working as freelancer.
In his art, Sasu explores Finnish melancholy. It fascinates Sasu because it contains negative elements as well as positive ones. It encompasses nuances of different emotions, such as love, sadness, pain, and pleasure. Melancholy entails contrast and conflict.
Sasu’s photographs could be described as cinematic and narrative. They are strongly atmospheric. The photographs themselves do not contain a storyline. Instead, they invite the viewer to interact with them, and to create a narrative between the subjects themselves.