Johanna Bruun ja Ida Enegren: OPEN – On Thai Massage Windows in Finland

Photographs: Ida Enegren
Texts and graphic design: Johanna Bruun & Ida Enegren
Release date: 2018
Pages: 255
ISBN: 978-952-94-0287-8

Year: 2018
Dimensions: 30 x 18.5 cm (K x L)

Location: Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Yrjönkatu 8-10, 00120 Helsinki)

The book is about Thai massage windows and their aesthetics. The imagery of the documentary book consists of portraits of women working as Thai masseuses in Finland and of photographs of Thai massage places’ windows. The book, skillfully combining images and text, discusses the planning of the windows and ponders on questions of taste, style, beauty and meaning of creativity. Even though it is the decorations of the windows that work as the starting point for the book, the interviews lead to conversations on life, worries, dreams, and hopes. The books has a fresh appearance and it includes texts in both English and Thai languages.

OPEN – On Thai Massage Windows in Finland is a Finnish Photobook Award 2017 finalist.


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