I have been using Adobe Photoshop for over 23 years. My first version was 3.0 and it has been definitely a ride to see the software to develop into this current stage.
Some months ago I was selected to produce promotional images for a brand new mobile game Medals of War by Nitro games. This was once again project that just made me really excited since I definitely knew that I could make some amazing images for the company.
Black Light Discipline is a Finnish Electro-Metal band founded 2005. As they were about to release the new single The Ghost Door they approached me to produce a concept for their new promotional images.
I love creating images with plenty of story and I need to use certain techiques to get the light the way I want. On location I usually use limited gear, usually two Einchrom ELB400 which I use to create interesting light to the subjects and the enviroment.
Have you ever wondered why people willingly let some other people to use sharp needles to push ink into their skin and get a tattoo?
Have you ever seen a figure of a woman in front of a ship? Ever wondered what’s that about? Well I have, and found out that the figureheads were popular with the early sailors because the ships were treated as a living thing.
My second Fantasy Art Workshop was held again in the beautiful Eevantalo in the heart of Finland. This time the theme was Pirates of the Caribbean .
Capturing a feeling on the film, relaying an emotion with a camera. This is what great movies do, and this is what I aspire to do with my images. This time I welcome you to the world of Gilead trough my camera.
First ever Fantasy Art workshop was organized in Finland. The goal of the workshop was to help each of the photographers individually to realise their vision by extending their skillset and lending my support on the techniques and creative process.
More often than not, my inspiration comes from the popular culture -movies, tv-shows and comics. Whenever I see a visually interesting movie trailer, I can literally hear my brain turning trying to figure out how the look was done.
I got my hands on Fuji X-T2 and the first time I looked through that EVF I was pretty much sold.
World Photographic Cup (WPC) medals have been announced and digital artist Antti Karppinen from Finland brought home a gold medal in the illustrative category with his picture “Endless”.
My friend Iina Laitinen (Mae Rye as her cosplay name) creates breathtakingly convincing costumes to reenact her favourite characters.
I’m always searching for interesting personal projects, ideas that are worth the effort and time it takes to make it visible. This project was definitely something I wanted to do!