Lasipalatsi Gallery, Helsinki, 9–26 January 2014
The subjects of my photographs are moulded by time, the laws of nature and chance. Two
durationally extreme timelines can be discerned in this process: the formation of the objects in
space over billions of years, and their sudden metamorphosis as they strike the atmosphere
and finally fall to the Earth.
The temporal and spatial dimensions of these events are very difficult to grasp within the
sphere of our finite human time. I wanted to photograph the objects in my own artificial space,
as part of something enormous and infinitely old.
Tuomas Uusheimo (b. 1973) studied photography for a short period at the Rhode Island School
of Design. He also holds a degree in architecture from the Helsinki University of Technology. In
2009 he started working as a photographer full time. Since then he has worked as an artist
photographer as well as on architectural, editorial and commercial assignments for Finnish and
international journals and design agencies. He has exhibited his work in group shows in Finland,
Croatia, China, Tunisia and the United States.