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Solitary Self-Reflective Snapshots

The Elina Brotherus Pictures Are Isolated and Set in Nature

— May 6, 2014 — Art & Design
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.


Trend Themes
1. Solitude Photography - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in solitude photography by using isolated and nature-based self-portraits to prompt self-reflection.
2. Faceless Self-portraits - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in self-portraiture by using faceless portraits to remove specific emotions and enable personal assessment.
3. Nature-inspired Art - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in art by using breathtaking open pastures, mountains, and open beds of water as the backdrop for self-portraits.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in photography with a focus on self-portraits, solitude, and nature-based themes.
2. Art - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the art industry by incorporating nature-based themes as the backdrop for self-portraits.
3. Fashion - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in fashion by incorporating casual and formal attire into self-portraits that feature nature-based backdrops.
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