Finnish photographer Riitta Päiväläinen uses discarded clothing from second-hand shops and flea markets to carry silent, unknown stories and histories. By freezing the garment or letting the wind fill it with air, she is able to create a sculptural space, which reminds her of its former user. Her installations blend seamlessly into their natural settings.
“The unavoidable fact that I will never know the actual story and personal histories connected with the clothes arouses my curiosity,” she says. “The clothes remain silent, withholding their secrets.”