The Elina Brotherus pictures provide a remarkably isolated look at the Finnish artist. In each image, Brotherus stands with her back facing the camera as she gazes forwards towards breathtaking open pastures, mountains and open beds of water.
In addition to showcasing beautiful stretches of land, Brotherus also prompts viewers to contemplate their own lives, much as she is doing in each snapshot. By choosing to keep her face hidden, specific emotions are absent from this series, enabling one to assess the self-portraits in a personal manner without the interference of Brotherus.
Although the theme of solitude is consistently present, Brotherus borrows from differing styles in order to depict her project. In some of the photos, she remains casual with a trench coat and tights. In others, she is far more dressed up with long gowns of varying shades.