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.
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?!
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!?