Sometimes you find what you are not looking for. Usually my process of creating images is that I see the complete image already in my head and I will try to make it real with the tools and techniques I have. But sometimes it takes a full U-turn and completely different routes to end up with an amazing meaningful image.
It all started as a joke. When watching Vikings (History channel’s hit show on HBO Nordic) together with my wife, I pointed out several times that she seemed to share both the looks and a similar attitude.
During the past year and a half there has been quite a big change in my photography career. People have been much more interested about my work than ever before. Both internationally and here in Finland. I started thinking why?!
I am really privileged to know many talented people around me. Creating amazing images is a combination of small important elements coming together. And different people you trust with different talents is definitely really important.
Some days ago I stumbled on the webpages of the upcoming Zoolander 2 movie. I have seen the first Zoolander movie many times and immediately I was hit by an idea: What if I organized a photoshoot to celebrate the one and only Derek Zoolander!?