Aapo Huhta is a Finnish photographer, who holds an MA in photography from the Aalto University of Arts and Design, based in Helsinki, Finland.
Besides working on commercial and editorial assignments, Aapto creates personal visual narrations, which are mostly documentary based. Presented project, titled Ukkometso, is a collective project, created together with Maria Gallen-Kallela, Helen Korpak and Juuso Westerlund.
The survey of images selected below presents Aapo’s part in the project. Created in a specific location in northeast of Finland, four photographers decided to explore the possibilities of collaboration process, meanwhile wondering what remained left of the mythical past in contemporary Finland. "According to Finnish folklore, the world was created out of the shells of gold and iron duck eggs and the first human born to a bored goddess impregnated by the wind. The mythology, known as Kalevala, hails from the region of Kainuu, an area famed for its vast wilderness but plagued by steep population decline,” explained Aapo.