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...
 
BTS for Flash Clock Hero Shot
Setup and photoshop edit for camera flash hero shot.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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...
 
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.
 
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.