Anni Leppala

Anni Leppälä (born 1981, Helsinki) explores the relationship between the past and present. She is drawn towards the 'possibility of being able to make a moment motionless, to make something stand still.' Her photographic style is a visual expanse that covers a multitude of landscapes, surfaces and enclosed spaces, including streams, human figures caught in the seclusion of their own presence and antique paintings. Like stylised postcards or snapshots, her works take on an aura of frozen time, recording both fleeting moments and the small glimpses of larger tales from which they are taken.

Anni Leppälä lives and works in Helsinki, and studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. She was chosen as Finland's Young Artist of the Year in 2010.