Green – Locomotive Served
My wife has this old locomotive bottle. I didn’t fill it with anything since the bottle is already green. Since I really didn’t want to break it, I used double-sided tape to attach it to the tray. It worked well, but I’m not sure if the metal tray was the right option for this since...
 
Yellow – The Almighty Beer
The only image with real beverage in the glass. I tested yellow ink for this, but it looked bad, so I used beer here. I had to drink it after the photoshoot, so that was a bonus.
 
Blue – Geometric Drink
The LYV wine bottle has this interesting geometric shape. The bottle was filled with water and navy blue alcoholic ink. I think the blue color in that shape looks even better than the original liquid.
 
Red – To Be or Not to Be
This photo series was inspired by a photograph from Jonathan Knowles, which in turn was inspired by the excellent TV series “Mad Men”. I think in that image, the drink is also lit from the front, but I decided to use only backlighting and translucent objects with color. For the skull image, I used a...
 
Flash Clock featured in…
“How a Photographer Built the Ultimate DIY Digital Clock Inside a Flash Unit” – Petapixel website“This Diy Clock Was Built Into The Case Of An Old On-Camera Flash” – DIY Photography website
 
BTS for Flash Clock Hero Shot
Setup and photoshop edit for camera flash hero shot.
 
Flash Clock
The absolute requirement for this clock was that the time is automatically set. You just plug it into the power source, and it shows the correct time. The previous clock in that space had a 1-minute-per-month accuracy problem, and that was kind of a pain in the ass. I have wanted to test these small...
 
Colours of Winter Morning
I have a desire to photograph things outside of my usual style more often. While these images may not always turn out to be extraordinary, they contribute to my motivation, and there is always something new to learn that may also be beneficial for my usual work.
 
Camera Club Logo Design
New logo design for the local camera club, Kuopion Kameraseura, for its 70th-anniversary. The previous logo was generic, so this time, I aimed to incorporate something distinctive from Kuopio. The Puijo Tower is certainly a recognizable landmark in Kuopio.
 
Edits 2023
As the final task of the year, I compiled a video showcasing my Photoshop edits from 2023, along with lighting diagrams. I typically review these editing videos myself to identify any mistakes I may have made, using them as a learning opportunity. I hope everyone has a happy and successful New Year!
 
The owl
On a warm August evening, I decided to capture a photo of this owl. Back then, a simple T-shirt sufficed, unlike today, where the temperature has plummeted to -15°C. The owl is situated near Kuopio Theatre. I first noticed it one night from the bus window and thought it might be worth photographing.
 
80s Rocker
My son wanted an ’80s glam rock-style image, complete with all the clichés of that time. We set up a fictional backstage in my home studio and took some photos. Additionally, I took one of myself titled ’30 Years Later’ as an example of what that kind of lifestyle might lead to.
 
Foggy Drive
We were in the midst of judging the photographs for the Finland International Digital Circuit when I noticed a beautiful fog settling outside. I quickly called my son to see if he could drive our car, and I decided to take photos from the front seat. Despite using ISO all the way up to 12800,...
 
FIDC 2021, 9th Kuopio salon graphics
FIDC 2021, 9th Kuopio Salon: Poster design and video graphics. This was the eighth time I created graphics for the Kuopio Salon and also the eighth time I served as a member of the jury for the Kuopio Salon.
 
Nordic Championship of Photography – collection/series 2023
I was awarded the NFFF Gold at the Nordic Championship of Photography – collection/series 2023 for my ‘The Boxer’ series. I don’t think I have ever received perfect scores from every judge, neither for an image series nor for a single image.
 
How I Move – Johanna
The “How I Move” series ventures forth with the timeless classic, the Citroën 2CV, its vibrant orange hue harmonizing seamlessly with the carpet of autumn leaves. While the backdrop trees retained a touch of green, they were deftly retouched to exude a more distinctly autumnal aura.
 
How I Move – Jussi
The third installment in the “How I Move” series for this autumn features the BMW 335xi, a vehicle belonging to my son’s close friend. I inquired if he’d like to participate in this photographic venture, and the result is captured in the following images.
 
Millennium Falcon
I’ve held onto several cherished Lego mechanic sets from my childhood. Recently, I decided to bring two of them back to life – the 8860 car and the 857 motorcycle – and displayed them on my shelf. This sparked an idea to tackle a larger, more ambitious project. The 7541-piece Millennium Falcon 75192 (you can...
 
The Dark Room in FIAP Exhibition Center (II)
The Dark Room series is exhibited at the Semeyes Del Mundo Langreo, Spain between September 14th – September 30th as part of the The FIAP Exhibition Cycle 2023. Links: Exodos, FIAP.
 
Leather and Chrome
I snapped an extra shot during the last ‘How I Move’ shoot. I might’ve gone a bit heavier on the lighting, though I wasn’t entirely prepped. But hey, sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got.