Raimo Saarinen is a visual artist and sculptor based in Helsinki. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2017. In his art, Saarinen deals with the Western concept of nature, and its problematic view of humans acting as separate individuals towards nature. Nature’s temporality and ability to regenerate are the core motifs of his art, where he uses living plants and other organic materials. (Continues…)

A sensory escape into the wilderness. Editorial by photographer Kanerva Mantila and stylist Noora Makkonen. (Continues…)

As a closure to Finland’s 100th independence year, visual artist Sanna Saastamoinen-Barrois, presents a documented series of her outdoor exhibition Swidden Rotation at Around Journal. The photographs printed on sailcloths survived from spring until late autumn in the national park of the fortress island Vallisaari. Time and place had a significant role in the presentation. This series adds yet another layer to her art: only at the end can the changes in the background, the seasons of nature, be made visible. (Continues…)

Valtteri Hirvonen is a wilderness photographer, an adventurer who travels around the world most of the year and takes his pictures along the way. His pictures investigate the eternal dialogue between human and nature. His love for the outdoor started at a very young age since he used to spend most of his childhood summers in a boat and winters in a sledge while his parents were skiing in the forests. Nature became his home. (Continues…)