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.
 
How I Move – Mikko
Autumn’s arrival signals the perfect moment to resume the ‘How I Move’ series. Mikko, a fellow photographer from our local camera club, was the inaugural subject. Stay tuned for more to follow.
 
1x virtual exhibition
My virtual exhibition, titled “Beyond the Veil”, has been highlighted as the featured exhibition on 1x.com for this month.
 
Eternal Sleep
This time, there’s no fancy song or poem, just an old idea that fits perfectly into this series. The photo features a mix of miniature and life-sized elements. I gathered the branches from a nearby forest during spring and let them dry. The tombstone and coffin were already made for a previous picture. The raven...
 
Fstoppers Photographer of the Month
I’m thrilled to share that I have been chosen as the Fstoppers Photographer of the Month for June 2023.
 
Koli
Landscape photography is hard. I’m used to being able to position items and people wherever I want. I can also move lights and adjust their power in the studio, making it much easier. Even in locations like Finnish national park Koli, which offers a magnificent view over Lake Pielinen, a studio photographer like me can...
 
The Dark Room in FIAP Exhibition Center
The Dark Room series is exhibited at the Salvador Vilaseca Museum, Reus, Spain between June 8th – July 9th as part of the The FIAP Exhibition Cycle 2023. Links: Federació Catalana de Fotografia, Confederación Española de Fotografía, Museu de Reus, Reus Digital, Exhibition Photos.
 
Two Graves
This image takes inspiration from a proverb by Confucius about revenge. I enlisted my son as a model for this project. To give the portrait an old photograph vibe, I added water damage and greases for an authentic look. Additionally, I created a plain monochrome version of this image and another frame from the same...
 
Kuopio Fighter Club
For the final image in this series, I aimed for a simple portrait. The white wall appeared somewhat dull, so I introduced some color and texture to enhance it. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Kuopio Fighter Club for generously allowing us to shoot on their premises.
 
Ringside Thoughts
I wanted to capture an image with a slightly different mood – a boxer lost in thought beside the ring, conveying a sense of melancholy compared to the rest of the images. Unfortunately, I often forget to take setup images, particularly when shooting outside my studio. However, this time I happened to have one image...
 
Punching Bag Alley
I’m still using this collection of punching bags. For this image, I wanted to create the impression of a larger hall, so I mirrored the right half of the image. It’s easy to notice that it’s mirrored, but personally, I find that it works quite well.
 
In the Corner – Fstopppers POTD
In the Corner
 
The Punch
Near the ring, there was a cluster of punching bags that were already featured in the previous image. I found them quite picturesque and incorporated them into half of the images. Otherwise, capturing a shot like this was a ‘must have’ for the boxing series.
 
Everlast
The boxer series continues with this captivating shot from behind. The boxer’s hoodie had a shiny appearance, prompting me to deliberately underexpose the image to preserve the highlights. Since I aimed to create a moody atmosphere, this approach also resulted in darker white walls.
 
In the Corner
Presenting the first image from my series of boxer-themed photographs. We were granted access to shoot at the premises of the Kuopio Fighter Club, which is located within an air raid shelter/cave in Kuopio, Finland. Assisting me with the lighting was my son.
 
NFFF Nordic Master of Photography 2023, Monochrome
Nordic Master of Photography, Monochrome title from Nordic Championship of Photography 2023 with four portraits of bearded men.
 
16th International Color Awards
Nominee for Burning at Both Ends in Fine Art and End of Excitement in Portrait from 16th International Color Awards, 2023.
 
The Dark Room in Kamera magazine
The Dark Room series had the honor of being featured in the Finnish Kamera magazine.
 
Frame for Grib Heads
I like to make DIY stuff for photography. Recently, I decided to create a custom frame for my DIY modifiers using 8mm and 12mm aluminum tubes and a 3D printed part (you can find the step file here). I was eager to see how it would perform in action, so I put it to the...
 
Mamiya-Sekor Shift C 50mm f/4
I acquired an old Mamiya shift lens to assess the performance of vintage glass on GFX. I intend to employ it chiefly with shift and narrow apertures when capturing 1:6 scale room settings. I performed a comparative evaluation with two GFX lenses: the 110mm f/2 (excellent sharpness even when wide open) and the GFX “kit...