Photographer of the Week: Heidi Järvi

Heidi Järvi, based in Vaasa in Finland, started out as a painter and illustrator. In 2008, she acquired a camera because she wanted to improve her images of animals – she specializes in horses and dogs. In the ensuing years she added human beings to her portfolio of interests, from portraiture to dreamy fantasy.

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The particular fantasy that concerns us today is time travel. In 2013, Heidi shot a series of photographs showing women in different decades of the last century. The model who did the Fifties sequence was pin-up Annika Viitanen, who’s also known as Pixie Lily.

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She got herself properly rigged out in period costume for the trip…

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… including underneath the skirt:

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Which is just as well, because when a pin-up girl travels back to the Fifties, one of the hazards she faces is…

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If you are interested in Heidi’s work, please visit her website.

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