These are what I call character portraits. They are part tests how the character design works, but also images themselves. I take these in studio whether or not I’m planning to use the actual character in studio. Currently I’m planning a series of images where this guy hangs out with death. I’m pretty happy how this character looks and I was pretty excited when I saw it “complete” for the first time. It took four months from idea to the first shoot just to get this death character finished.

This was also a first test of our new camera club studio and it worked really well. It was built with voluntary work from our club to the same air-raid shelter where the old one also was. This part of the cave has much better air (old had some mold in it) so after some building it was really nice to get shooting.

Cross-section of a Man

“Is this who I am. How strongly this defines me?” More food photography this time with back-lit vegetables and fruits. Didn’t have a stand this low so I put some spigots together to a rod. There was some bending in spigots after the shoot and it was not the sturdiest setup but it got the job done.

Heart of Stone

After all the shit he had to come through his heart had turned into a stone. He ripped it out to the open and asked: “Are you happy now?”. The surrounding walls didn’t respond and the agony of silence was all he had.

10th International Color Awards

Nominee for Mmm, Chocolate and HM for Blind Justice in Fine Art from 10th International Color Awards, 2017.

Studio Boy

I have some unconventional nude images and I wanted to take part of photo competition that has a nude category. You can upload four images to each category and I could find only three. I remembered Mario Testino’s youtube video which has self portrait nude with a studio light. I have a habit to go over board and guess what, it happened again. Now I just have to wait and see if judges have enough humour for these images…


It was a pretty snowy weather when we went to photograph iceroadracing on lake kallavesi, Kuopio. Camera weather sealing was tested and also if the camera is tougher than the ice when I found clear ice under the snow and went head over heels…