Landscape as a cultural construct is nature for the taking, to be tamed, framed and contained for human consumption.  These photographs were made during and Australia Council residency and are an extension of Haggblom's PhD research that visually documents Australian touristscapes and investigates what we - as visitors - physically and psychologically gain from touristic experiences.

"As contemporary societies would be unimaginable without the photograph,
they would be unrecognizable without tourism"

Peter Osborne, Traveling Light: Photography, Travel and Visual Culture, 2000

Suomenlinna translates as "The Island of Finland" and is directly off central Helsinki. It was once a strategic military post governed through history by Russia, Sweden and Finland and is now a UNSECO listed tourist attraction. [Read More]