Forest, Tree, and Pond is part of the Forest series, which has been filmed on the remote island of Kökar in the Åland archipelago during the past sixteen years. Certain landscapes have been chosen and they have been filmed and photographed over and over again from the exact same spot. The series is divided into prints and moving images. In the moving images of the Forest series black and white photographs and color videos have been superimposed on top of each other. The superimposing is done either by projecting the video on a photograph or in an editing program. The result is a layered image, which contains the sharpness and richness of a photograph and the movement and time of a video. The image is layered also in the sense that images taken at different times or even years come together in the same landscape. Time in these images cannot be counted, not in years, not in split seconds – time just is. As much as the viewers are in front of a forest, they are confronted with photography and questions surrounding it.
Many of the previous works of Santeri Tuori dealt with photography and the traditions of portraiture. The Forest series is clear continuation of them and it has references to many different directions. For these works traditions of visual arts are just as important as the traditions of photography.