Sejkko is a fine-art photographer known for his visual work in magical realism.
The first (and current) collection is called Debut. It contains eight ‘lonely houses’ that depict a story about a psychological and emotional transformation process. This process involves the seemingly orthogonal polarities of lonelines-aloneness, isolation-belonging, and seeking-being. The minimalistic arrangements of these houses, and tonalities of this collection are highly influenced by Sejkko’s upbringing by the Caribbean sea, in Venezuela, as well as by the many years that Sejkko spent in Scotland, often visiting Iceland.
Sejkko is currently working on a branch of the Debut collection called Epilogue.
For the Debut series Sejkko used two froms of printing media. The first is the classical, museum-quality, fine art cotton paper. The chosen paper brand is Hahnemühle, a company funded in 1584 that has worked continuously in the production of the best fine art papers available. The look of sejkko prints in Hahnemühle paper is velvety, with saturated and vibrant warm tones, particularly yellows and reds, with very pastel almost muted blues and pinks.
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The other printing medium available is novel, and ground-breaking: Chromaluxe Art. The printing process uses a technique of dye sublimation to transfer the digital source image to a slimline aluminium plate. Then the print has a matt, gloss (and soon, semi-gloss) finish applied. These 1.2mm thin metal prints have an intense colour depth and vibrance, which has been often compared with the now extinct Cibachrome prints.
Chromaluxe is perceptually very different from fine-art paper prints. Images on chromaluxe are perceived as having very fine detail, and a deep sense of three dimensional presence, as if they were being lit from the back. The fact that no front glass is needed — indeed very discouraged — also impacts on how chromaluxe Art prints are perceived.
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The upcoming collection will be realised in different media.