Tuesday Under Ten: Pentti Sammallahti

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. Usually my aim is to support emerging artists and young galleries, but Pentti Sammallahti’s work doesn’t fit into either of those categories. He is, in fact, in his late 60s and one of the leading Finnish photographers. However, he keeps his work — usually calm images with often incongruous but not at all cutesy animals — purposefully affordable. I don’t know if that’s reflective of Finnish social welfare or a self-effacing artist, but it makes these beautiful and quietly surprising photographs highly collectible!

Pentti Sammallahti, Hanko, Finland, 2015

Pentti Sammallahti, Hanko, Finland, 2015