Elina Brotherus' Artist and Her Model Book Launch

Elina Brotherus discusses her book with Sheyi Bankale at The Wapping Project Bankside, 25 April. Her work can be seen in a group exhibition Out of Focus at the Saatchi Gallery.

"I'm 40 years old now. Since my early photographs, more than 15 years ago, I have used myself as a model. It's a strange feeling to look back at the work done and to look at that young person I used to be. I am living now what was an unknown future for her. What has happened, what has changed? The apartments, the boyfriends; the face has grown older. The aesthetics of my photography have, nevertheless, remained the same," says Brotherus.

Elina Brotherus is one of the most accomplished photography and video artists of her generation. Brotherus has studied chemistry and photography. Today, she lives and works in Finland and in France. Among her awards are the Finnish state prize for photography and Fotofinlandia.

Sheyi Bankale is the editor and founder of Next Level magazine, one of Europe's leading art photography magazines. He is also the curator of Next Level Projects, and the publisher of Next Level books. In 2011, he was a co-curator of Turku European Capital of Culture, Finland.

Artist and Her Model Book Launch
Wednesday 25 April 2012, 19.00
The Wapping Project Bankside, 65a Hopton Street, London SE1
Free admission, limited spaces available
Rsvp essential: info@thewappingprojectbankside.com

Out Of Focus: Photography
25 April – 22 July 2012
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY
Free admission

More information:
Elina Brotherus
The Wapping Project Bankside
Saatchi Gallery
Le Caillou Bleu
Next Level

Image: Artists at Work 1 / Elina Brotherus, 2009