The Finnish Parliament is gearing up for what is expected to be a close vote on a proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. As the vote will be tomorrow, I thought now would be the perfect time to bring back this photoshoot that photographer Jirina Alanko and I shot in 2013.
With this series of photos, titled Annalan varjon alla, Jirina and I wanted to highlight queer visibility in the vintage scene. Drawing inspiration from Finnish films of the 1930s, our attempt was reimagine the heterocenteric and heterosexist history of romantic imagery by depicting two women enamoured with each other.
Photography by Jirina Alanko