Under the Complex by Justus Hirvi



In UNDER THE COMPLEX photographer Justus Hirvi (b. 1988) trespasses into the underground network of Helsinki with some of the most talented Finnish skateboarders. The photographs are taken during a five year period (2013–2018) and many of them are shot in spaces where the general public doesn’t normally have access. In the project Hirvi manages to illuminate details of Helsinki’s secret underground world and provides the reader with clues about its different implementations. It proves why these spaces are locked, but it also questions how well they are guarded.
The 200-page publication is published by Carhartt WIP and Melu Magazine. It consists of black and white photographs, an introduction by Hirvi and short dialogues collected from the spaces.

Photographs: Justus Hirvi
Concept: Justus Hirvi & Rakastaja Robert
Graphic Design: Rakastaja Robert