”It is important for me to bring out the vision inside me in my photographs. The influences and things around me arrange themselves inside my head like the pieces of a puzzle. I want to give my subjects the empowering feeling of being able to believe and to dare to throw themselves into the role and the imaginary world we are creating at that moment,” says Sulin. Sulin constructs her photograhps herself, from developing the surroundings and designing and sewing the models’ outfits to directing the models.
Sulin publishes her photographs on her Instagram account @Lottabylotta. Her photographs have also been published on the Korean Vogue’s website in an article covering Helsinki Fashion Week as well as in Yhteishyvä magazine.
The Angle space (Kuvakulma) exhibits the collections of the Finnish Museum of Photography to the public. The museum wants to showcase and record the contemporary culture of photography, which is primarily digital and online. In autumn 2018, the museum searched for interesting Instagram photographers for its Insta_Suomi project based on suggestions from the public. Sulin’s photographs were also discovered thanks to a tip from a member of the public. Anni Wallenius, Chief Curator of Collections at the Finnish Museum of Photography, says that Sulin was chosen for the project because she represents the young Instagram user for whom Instagram is the primary platform. Another reason for choosing Sulin was that she is ambitious about photography. There are a total of 39 photographs by Lotta Sulin in the Finnish Museum of Photography’s collections.