My Many Faces
Here is the last image from the paper experiments. It took some time due to other projects and a sore back, but it’s finally ready.
 
Fuck Off & To stick out one’s tongue
I had this crinkly white paper from some package I had received. Since I was doing a paper-themed shoot, I thought, why not use that too? The end result is this diptych of images, one with the hand and one with the tongue.
 
Scissors and Cutting Board
The two main parties of the current Finnish government are the far-right party and the economic-right party, which nowadays resemble more redneck Republicans than the enlightened bourgeoisie they perhaps once were. It’s been tough going for the Finnish welfare state. I’ve been pondering for a while now on what style to use for creating a...
 
Our Couples Portrait
I didn’t want to create a traditional couples portrait. Since I already had this pattern paper set up, I sprayed it with water, which added some extra transparency to it. I think this is my favorite among these paper experiments, and I really like the end result.
 
Colours of Shadows
I bought this 1m x 50m roll of paper meant for patterning. It’s a bit transparent but has a quite rough pattern. I tested some ideas and ended up photographing three of them over two days. The first one features my wife behind the paper, with three flashes behind her, each equipped with red, blue,...
 
Foggy Sight
For the last image, I positioned the ‘Smoke loop’ in the hood facing forward. In this image, the smoke trails from the holes can be clearly seen.
 
Meltdown
For the second image, that ‘smoke loop’ was under my hat. It was a bit of a tight fit, and the smoke came from either side of the hat. There were a couple of good exposures to make this image.
 
Melting Mind
I made this DIY smoke machine from a vape several years ago. Now, I’ve come up with the idea of attaching it to this tube loop and drilling several holes into it. That way, I can conceal it under my shirt, hood, or hat. This is the first image where the loop was under the...
 
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...
 
BTS for Flash Clock Hero Shot
Setup and photoshop edit for camera flash hero shot.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
How I Move – Timo
Introducing the second installment in the “How I Move” series for this autumn – this time featuring a striking motorcycle. The owner’s vision called for a raw, uncompromising concrete backdrop, a choice that harmonizes seamlessly with the essence of this remarkable machine.