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Controversial Self Portraits By Finnish Photographer Iiu Susiraja
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Controversial Self Portraits By Finnish Photographer Iiu Susiraja

Some of us use selfies as a vain form of self-expression, trying to make ourselves look richer, happier or more beautiful than we really are. Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja, however, turns this concept of the selfie on its head by taking brutally honest, surreal and unflinchingly funny self-portraits using her own body and other objects as props.

Posing, creating a fashion-conscious and outgoing image is the modern person’s catechism,” an art critic writes on Susiraja’s website. “Susiraja turns this ideology of success upside down and laughs as she does it.

More info: iiususiraja.com (h/t: lostateminor, ignant)

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RebeccaRock
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love her. Brilliant an innovative. Such creative pictures. Parodying the ridiculous worlds of fashion and food industry.

BliaJurewitsch
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It's funny because she's one of the few Finnish es who is that fat.

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LisaYli
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I liked it :) think she's pretty cool

EleciaWindmeyer
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hilarious!! We all need to be able to laugh at ourselves!

RoyWorrall
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And she seems to be able to do it better than most of us! I don't know what LászlóKiss has a problem with. They're great photos!

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ZuzanaKogure
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want her to be my friend !!!!

ArunVikram
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Iiu Susiraja, Love you for your funny and creative side, the broomstick one is the top of them all

JudithBehrendt
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it, from someone who knows who she is and accepts it with grace and humor and creativity!

SueShone
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing. So brilliant. I love her and her selfies

MaryEllenO'Leary
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love what she does. Breaks through the endless and fruitless pursuit of perfection. Rejoicing in humor and being yourself.

RondeliaShorty
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A true selfie:) skip the filters and and be your true self is what she's saying through her portraits. Bravo

RitaCasarini
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she's a genius and I love her! the one with the heels in plastic bags is superb!

RikusBruwer
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

self portraits have become pretentious and bland. i can only imagine the outlook she must have on life. super like and made me smile

flaps
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool and funny. How refreshing. Like all art, it's in the eye of the beholder.

KellyMcShane
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so what shes overweight....Laszlokiss mabeyshes happy the was she is and doesnt think she needs help...

JulieBullen
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it. I wonder if i would be brave enough to have my boobs hold a broom up in a selfie.

M.k.Hajdin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I knew all the male commenters would be all "But ewww, she's so fat, what a tragedy!" (Tragedy that not all women are "fuckable").

M.k.Hajdin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kudos to her for putting herself out there, defying cultural beauty standards.

TwistyChristie
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she just really doesn't give a flying ef... Having a good laugh seeing the amount of thought people are putting into this...

SallyKyle
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning, creative, realistic, challenging, worthy of standing ovation for in your face creativity.

SabrinaBotticeli
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The power of the self expresión!! The capacity to accept herself as she looks, able to confront any criticism, or acceptance from the world.

ChristinaPettersson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic! In a Roy Andersson way, but with her on twist! People who don't understand this don't understand art or visual expression.

UllaLeonard
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that she has a sense of humor about herself. She seems to accept herself just the way she is, and that is attractive to me.

StephanieTucker
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the rug? like she gets walked on? I see humor disguising anguish. Parody? maybe. Some of the funniest people on earth are often the saddest.

TrinaRisos
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of your best posts so far, Bored Panda! <3

LennarthOlin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Diane Arbuch meet now. Wery nice. I would like to meet this artist❤️

BonnyCook
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the fish under the hat and in the gloves. Genius. The miserable face is makes me giggle.

DeniceSmith
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like her sense of humor and her ability to not take herself to seriously

JenniJoy
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i like her boldness, very intriguing images.

ViolaFrazier
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

love these photos! they are real, and funny and surreal at the same time. Keep going, Liu!

GoodCarma4u
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow...Extraordinary...odd/thought provoking/wonderful/disturbing...speechless/but not quite..

GoodCarma4u
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Extraordinary...left me speechless...but the voices is my head are on overtime....!

IonRexGriffis
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she is hilarious hope she also does stand up

IreneMearns
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

picture 1.........domesticated woman ...2...squeezing into shoes all for fashion.....3..meat on a plate...4....all tits and tights...5..shup

AinisBagdonas
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i guess it's a little bit more then only a jokes and sarcasm

KathyDeleon
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is great and not afraid to show her real "self". I love her.

PéLinssen
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hilarious!well done!especially the one with the carpet!

MustafaAl-Azawy
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She really made some meaningful art... Love the idea and the gallery, thumps up and keep the good work liu :)

CherylLangham
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best to have a laugh at oneself before you aim at anyone else!

DavidMackay
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's good to be different, were we all exactly the same the world would be an even more troubled place than it already is, thankyou

R.l.Procter
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see great sadness in her eyes

beautifuldisaster
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one with the challah bread and the treadmill. OMG.LOL

alexnegru
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a good ideea , really cool ...ironical real life situations , good job!

AinoVarila
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She´s brave and strong woman!

ElizabethCostello
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excellent sarcasm. I love the pantyhose picture. Those ridiculous and hugely poorly designed male invention!

Cindy-LeeHarper
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Funny. Good coMoments. Stockings are my favourite.

SandraMartin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she's really quite beautiful. Heavy, yes, but underneath the self deprecating humour, a real gem.

BernadetteMorris
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute!! And very creative. The fish in the gloves - brilliant.

SinzadaToymachine
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

nice pics! nothing too fancy just an average person with a cool creative view!

RichardOwens
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8 years ago Created by p