TWISTED TALES –ROAD TO HOPE
BY MARKUS HENTTONEN
The new series from Finnish photographer Markus Henttonen is a complex journey
through landscape, time and emotions. Twisted Tales –Road to Hope consists of precise and yet
beautifully poetic portraits, narrative actions and landscapes. This conscious randomness of the
photographs create the feeling of a lifelong road trip taking forward through events, emotions and
encounters. Twisted Tales strongly balances between the thin interface of real and imaginary. And
everything seems so familiar yet there is something strange.
Henttonen ́s undertone of wistful melancholy is present throughout the series in the landscape and peoples ́
gestures but at the same time there is this distinct feeling of hope.
Twisted Tales is like life, a unique and exciting travel with joy and sadness of desire and despair
combining the most personal with things common. Memories, dreams and reality mix up to
profound layers. Despite the flashbacks from the past and the unexpected turns this journey is
going forward. It almost feels like a puzzle that will never really be complete. There will always be
something little out of place, a little bit twisted.