Heidi Piiroinen
Left Coast

20.1.2017–28.4.2017

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GRIZZLY PEAK BOULEVARD
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POST ALFA 
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ENLIGHTENMENT 
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TOURIST ATTRACTION 
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PORTRAIT OF US 
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ANTIQUES 
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TRUE LOVE 
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THE JUNGLE HOUSE 
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MOZZARELLA 
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9TH STREET 
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PACIFICA 
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AFTERWARDS 
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AT NIGHTS 
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BATMAN 
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BLIZZARD 
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ME AND MY 3.6 
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NO CURE 
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Left Coast

"When I look at these images, I feel melancholy and pain. I should be able to laugh at that burned pizza, but I cannot. I look at a time I don’t even remember. Or don’t want to remember. When I look at these images there is love and laughter in my life. It has been there all the time. Why didn’t I see it then?”

When Piiroinen moved to Berkeley in 2015 to study there for a year she took her whole family with her. While she was learning to make a documentary film, she was also learning about herself and her family. In 'Left Coast' she documents their daily life openly and realistically but spiced up with humour, sometimes black. The best camera is the one you have with you and many of the images in 'Left Coast' have been shot with a cell phone.


Heidi Piiroinen

Heidi Piiroinen (born 1978) is a photo journalist based in Helsinki. She works internationally as a staff photographer for Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. Ever since Heidi graduated from the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2002, she has been capturing the everyday life of ordinary people. Heidi has been awarded multiple times at the Finland Press Photos of the Year and just finished her first documentary film 'Black Hole Mama', which premiered at the Helsinki Documentary Film Festival in January 2017.