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.