Sergei Pavlov

Johannes Romppanen invited me to this project. I sent over 1000 images to him from which he chose small edit and made an proposing layout. We had discussions about the images and about the selection. The images we’re consisted mostly documentary portraits of my family, friends and an lover. Photos remind me of many countries, few years and million memories. It felt so free to let go of the role of choosing the images and trying to create the story. Of course, I see the stories behind the images but Johannes didn’t. I felt it’s more interesting to combine this kind of way of working. Very personal work edited mostly by person who doesn’t know too much behind the images. The name to the publication came from my age. Images were done when I was 20 - 25 years old. I had certain style of working which has changed vey much now. In a way this reminds me of the craving for freedom and hunger for adventure. Yet, reminds me that the only way to grow is some how to let go.

Sergei Pavlov (b.1994) is Russian-Finnish photographer. His photographic works consist mostly of series made of documentary black and white portraits. Either project-based working or more auto-fictive storytelling, the main theme in his work is to study, define and questions the human condition with an emotional perspective.

The Newspaper Vending Machine

The individual newspapers are published fortnightly and are sold in PBFF’s newspaper vending machine, located on the grounds of Cultural Centre Valve in Oulu.

The publications, featuring photographs, text, paintings and sculptures, can be retrieved from the vending machine round-the-clock from February to July 2020.

The publication are sold for four (4) euros.

Cultural Centre Valve / Northern Photographic Centre
Hallituskatu 7
90100 Oulu

Newspaper Vending Machine 
Multiple newspaper platform

Nordic Dummy Award

Look What I Found At Unseen
Pop-up event & reading room

Bring Your Own Dummy!
Pop-up event

Fotobok Festival Oslo

Book market

pbff (Photobooks from Finland) aims to enhance Finnish photo books and publications by archiving and creating participatory platforms. 

Artists based project was founded in 2014 and is coordinated by Tuomas Linna, Karoliina Paatos, Johannes Romppanen, Toni Vallasjoki and Nita Vera.