Porkkala`s daguerrotypes are recordings of simple everyday moments, nature and environments where human presence is indirectly visible in a metal bridge arch, in the infinite railroad tracks or a boat dozing off beneath the trees. These are quiet photos, delusions and dreams rather than real life.
Jalo Porkkala (1950) is a Finnish-based photographer who has been practicing different historical photo processes since 1980. In recent years he has committed himself to discovering the daguerreotype. Porkkala is fascinated by the meditatively time-consuming process and the end result, wich always brings surprises.