Väkevät is a portrait series of Finnish witches and neopagans. Trough these images I strive to tell about them as a person and present them in an everyday environment like they want to be portrayed.
A witch is a person who practices witchcraft consciously. Witchcraft or magic is a method of influencing surroundings trough for example rituals or spells. They can be used to heal, affect the future, gain spiritual energy or ask for advice.
The word “väki”, a crowd, in Finnish mythology means magical beings, that could be used to influence the future and surroundings for example through offerings, spells and rituals. “Väkevä”, a strong person, used to refer a substantially resourceful person. Some beliefs used to say that this was due to these beings.