Heikki Kaski is a photographer who lives and works between Sweden and USA. Presented here is a survey of images from his project titled Tranquillity.
In California, there is town called Tranquillity, Heikki went there to take photographs, which resulted in a form a fine book. Capturing everyday life of the small town, Heikki’s aim was not to create a portrait of a city, rather he encourages the viewer to look beyond what’s visible by eye. The final body of work is presented in a form of a book.
Here comes a short text from the publication: "A flat horizon surrounds Tranquillity in the
Central Valley. Those some 800 people in and
around these 12 streets, 4 churches, 2 grocery
stores, 2 hardware stores, a car dealership, a
post office, a library branch, a high school,
Mom’s drive-in or The Corner Bar may have seen
me when not working on the fields stretching
around: almonds, pistachios, migrated bees
shaking the pollen. Tranquillity, the second thoughts, all of it melted into one. A California town sitting by the irrigation canal in still heat. It might have forgotten you, or never came across, never thought about, never needed, did not feel like, stayed away, busy or
happy but most likely mostly silent."