Jason Purcell


Helsinki-born photographer Osma Harvilahti is absolutely killing it with his studies in colour, composition and visual abstraction. His images are aestheticised so far to the point that reality takes on an almost sculptural feel.

Osma’s photographs seem familiar, almost as though we have already seen or have taken mental screen shots of these images of every day life - clutter in a lounge room, clothes on a washing line, a plate of fruit. It’s this perfect balance between aesthetic and reality that he has found an almost comforting place for the viewer. 

Enjoy more of Osma’s work on his Tumblr and Instagram.

(via fomohomo)


"He soon adopted the system of the London beau monde — to do everything in the most dandyish fashion possible; and his cultivated mind endeavoured to defend this mode of living as the only genuine system of human existence.”


Join Jason as he begins this month’s discussion of Kim Thúy’s forthcoming novel Mãn, what he calls his favourite read of 2014.


Jason wraps up our July discussion of Riel Nason’s The Town That Drowned.
Check back in August for discussion of Kim Thúy’s Mãn.