Behind the Eyes the World
An animated film is always a pure product of the author's imagination, says Finnish photographer Timo Vijakainen. And when he or she closes his eyes, he's already working on the next frame.
Eyes closed, but mind open. Timo photgraphed the authors of animated films in different countries, in their studios, at festivals, on the streets. But in an unusual way: he asked them to close their eyes for a moment. And they did it. Photographing this vision is an intimate moment, and by recording it, the photographer proves his strength. We, the viewers, are privileged to see that moment in the way Timo Viljakainen interpreted it.
That wonderful collection of photographs is gathered in the book Behind the eyes the world (Silmien takana maailma). With their eyes closed: Paul Bush, Quay brothers, Paul Driesen, Andreas Hykade, Rosto, Michael Dudok de Wit, Frederik Buck, Michaela Pavlatova and many others… The ANIMANIMA Festival has the honor and pleasure of presenting to its audience the exhibition of the same title and its author personally.