Addicted to the click of the shutter

Ever since I was about 15 years old, I’ve been carrying a camera around wherever I go. Sometimes it’s an old middle format film camera, sometimes my small mirrorless DSLR, often the trusty (dare I say old) D810 with one or two lenses in the bag. Because you never know when you come across that urban fox or bald eagle that shouldn’t even live anywhere near the city.

Winter wonderland

They say people often enjoy the time of year they were born in the best. So if you were born in the winter, like me, you’re supposed to like the snow and cold, and those of you who were born in summer are more likely to be big fans of the sunshine. Well, to be honest, I’m not much of a winter person. In fact, I’m not a winter person

Almost like meditation

At times, things can get pretty hectic at work. There are a dozen important emails to answer, a project to finalise and send to the customer before moving on to the next one, bills to pay, invoices to write… you name it. I don’t know about you but no matter how well I plan my days and prioritise my tasks, I sometimes feel like my brain is melting when I

On old dogs and new lighting tricks

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? I’ve always sworn by ambient light. Partly because I love natural light, but also because I simply haven’t had proper flash gear, let alone the skills to use it.

Stepping out of my comfort zone

When I first picked up my parents’ old SLR camera in the mid-90s, I visualised myself taking awesome black and white portraits of people. I’d develop and print them myself in my darkroom, and I’d exhibit them in galleries around Finland, and then abroad. Maybe I’d specialise in taking high-contrast, low-key portraits of musicians and bands for different magazines.

Look mum, I have a webshop!

I haven’t really updated the photo galleries on my site that often recently, the blog almost seemed to dry up after only two posts, and I’ve also been a bit more quiet than usual on social media. Not because I’ve been lazy or anything. Not at all! It’s because I’ve been busy setting up my brand new webshop!

Playing with food

I must be fun to cook with. As you can see, I love photographing food and its ingredients in particular. And since I’m not going to chop up a ton of garlic and chilli just to get nice pictures of them, I’m obviously going to shoot them while cooking. So, a word of advice: if you ever plan to cook anything with me, have a snack first!

Welcome to my visual world

Photography has been an integral part of my life for the past 20 or so years, and after taking up digital photography around 2008 I’ve published some of my photos in various online photography portals. Up till now, however, I’ve never had my own photography website or portfolio online.