Pilates Inspiration – Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen

Finnish photographer, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen movement-based images are beautiful.

Most of the photographs below are from her Coal Coast series, a culmination of Konttinen’s three years spent documenting life on beaches between Seaham and Hartlepool.

Her Step by Step project from the eighties explored mother-daughter relationships through a dancing school in North Shields. The book of the same name is said to have inspired the film Billy Elliot.

The last image of the girl on the space hopper is from her Byker project, a seminal documentation of the community of terraced streets in Newcastle’s East End, which were demolished to make way for Ralph Erskine-designed Byker Wall Estate in the 1970s.

Only one album to play at this time of year, Patti Smith Group’s Easter.  Have a relaxing long weekend.  See you on the other side.



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