Kylli Sparre’s composed photographic works consider restriction and movement

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“The sound of denial.” All images © Kylli Sparre, shared with permission

A sense of confinement permeates Kylli Sparre’s more recent photographic works, which focus on figures trapped in transparent containers, encircled by narrow basins, or enclosed in empty concrete rooms. These surreal and claustrophobic images are a departure from Sparre’s otherwise energetic shots which tend to position women and young girls in motion, whether they are leaping through the air or sprinting through a house dragged by a strip of white fabric. . The fine art photographer based in Tallinn, Estonia (formerly) tells Colossal that the recurring theme of her subjects being physically restrained was unintentional and likely informed by the limitations of recent years.

In her practice, Sparre continues to explore the possibilities of the medium through digital manipulation, collage, exposure time, and movements that reflect her ballet training. You can find more of his concept photos on his site and Instagram.

“Family portrait”




“Moment of Calming”

“To advance”

“The comeback”

“The call”

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