"I prefer simple images that are quiet but powerful. The pleasure of photography is that it has the power to transform mundane and familiar scenes into something strange and haunting."

JANNE HERNES (born in Oulu, Finland) is a Finnish photographer based in Galway, Ireland. His work is inspired by the tradition of subjective documentary photography, which emphasizes the personal vision of the photographer while respecting the documentary approach.

Hernes has developed his own visual style through years of practice working with digital and analogue techniques. His photographs have often a melancholic undertone that invites the viewer to contemplate.

Hernes is a teacher of philosophy and adult educator but at present dedicates his time to photography. He has studied philosophy and art education.

All photographs displayed on this site can be purchased directly from the artist as gallery quality giclée photography prints. Hernes is available for assignments and projects. Please feel free to make contact.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jannehernes/


Exhibitions

The Landscape of Green and Grey. Solo exhibition.
Laterna Magica, Helsinki. 10. - 28.9.2024.
Funded by Finnfoto – The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organisations.

OXO 2023. Group Exhibition.
Outset Gallery, Galway, Ireland. 1. - 23.12.2023.

Steel and Clouds. Solo exhibition.
Laterna Magica, Helsinki. 4.10. - 11.11.2023.
Funded by Finnfoto – The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organisations.

Ashes and Diamonds - Photographs from the Eastern Europe. Solo exhibition.
Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä, Finland. 15.2. - 14.3.2006.



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