I’d seen the photo of the raccoon dog peeking up through the floorboards floating around on the internet and thought it was just a great “wildlife photo.”  Then, a kind person sent me a link to the artist’s website, suggesting that their work might be something I’d like.  And today, even though an article about this series was published on the National Geographic website in October of last year, these pictures are popping up all over my radar.  Gotta love that internet magic.

I initially chose this selection of images thinking they were the least staged out of the series.  I came to find out that indeed none of the photos are staged; the pictures are of cottages near the artist’s summer house in Finland, abandoned by their tenants and made into homes by wild animals.  The artist says, “Deserted buildings are so full of contradictions.  I am fascinated by the way nature reclaims spaces that were, essentially, only ever on loan to humans” (From Bored Panda).

And two posts about Finnish artists in a row!  Strange coincidence.

Visit artist's site: kafa.fi