Hello Dear Vilma Leino . Thank you for giving us the chance to Interview with you. Our first question is how the “Quarantine” affects your art?

Hello and thank you for having me. I would say that quarantine has affected my art a lot. I started taking self-portraits when the quarantine started and all of the sudden it became my main form of creating. Solitude inspires me and working alone with my camera and props creates an environment where I feel free and i’m able to express my true self. 
What memorable responses have you had to your work?

One of the best responses I have gotten have been moments when i’m able to observe the viewers reaction to my art. Using humour and playful details in my work is important for me, so amused facial expression and sometimes even laughter have been one of the greatest responses. I love to see a smile on a persons face while they are looking at my art. 
How have you developed your career?
My career has been developed with love and disciplined way of working. It’s important for me to work as much as possible and push myself, but in the terms of the love that I have towards photography. I started developing my career quite young, recently and fast, but I also gave myself enough time to grow as an artist and to find my own approach. I moved to Berlin in August 2019, because for me it’s the most inspiring city in the world. That was definitely a milestone for my career.
How do you navigate the art world?

I stay true to my work and I try not to leave space for self-doubt. 
Can you give us a spoiler on what’s coming next for Vilma Leino?

For me photography and ideas for pictures are a process that is born subconsciously, like an impulse. I never really know what comes up next. I follow spontaneous ideas that pop into my head and that’s how everything starts.