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!
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.
“Last clean air on earth” is the first of the series of images that have been brewing in my head for a while now. This idea sparked when I saw a statue made by an amazing artist Will Ferreira.
Co-operation with world renowned designer Eero Aarnio and Finnish Liquorice company Kouvolan Lakritsi is something truly unique.