Photographer Juho Huttunen captures moments in his home and surroundings, explaining how the interwoven colors inspire and unite the surrounding nature and architecture.
Colors are a strong source of inspiration for me, but I cannot, at least consciously, identify with certain colors more strongly than others. It's more about the context and especially the surface that the color is associated with – or the light and the surface. Almost all colors say something when strong sunlight forces them awake on an interesting surface.
Lately, our new home has provided a lot of color inspiration – with its structuralist architecture and use of variegated burnt red brick. The 70s architecture creates a warm and contemporary feel at times, with huge windows and modern lines combining to create a cosy and embracing atmosphere.
The district of Olari with its bold colors, red brick and unique colored glass elements, is an impressive child of its time. Yet inside our home, the inspiration comes from the nearby forest and the local nature we see through the window. On reflection, it’s the contrast between the concrete structures and the surrounding nature that speaks to me.
Our home is strongly composed of natural materials, especially real wood, relatively muted wall tones and occasional (even temporary) spots of color. We both have a tendency to collect old wooden furniture and, in this environment, things have melded together as if growing from the floor. Mixing and matching close shades works in the home as it does in the forest.
In the midst of all that peace and timelessness, various splashes of color appear – utensils, found objects, clothes, art and clutter.