A documentative project I started some years ago while studying. To me as an outsider the moment of a person praying seems very intimate, fragile and personal. To a person of belief I’m sure it stands for a whole lot greater feelings and momentum. I decided to embark on a journey or an investigation as to what kind of aesthetics I could reach into and pull out to be examined.
The pictures were shot during winter 2012 as I tagged along with a christian communal club for motorcyclists as well as some prayer groups held by a christian healer and his followers. The situations depicted in the series all happened in the Ostrobothnian area in Finland.
By Esa Luoto