Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Took some product photos today for CTRL Clothing again and the dudes at CTRL were kind enough to pay me in beer, which was nice since it was like +35 today again. I wish they would have had some good old barnstormer...
Later on we went skating with the 7 Inch dudes and I took some photos of their new flow riders. Got a couple good photos, but I'll post them later on.
Meanwhile, here's a photo of Mikko with a frontside nose grind.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye

Finally got a fisheye lens for my 5D. I've been looking for one for ages, but the prices have been way too much for me. But, I found a second hand sigma 15mm f/2.8 lens for quite cheap from a photography store here in Finland and got it without thinking too much about it. I think I got pretty damn lucky, it's in mint condition with both caps and it even came with a bag.
Lucky me :)

Esa, wallride nollie out

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tom Waits

Found this sick Tom Waits video through onesickrace blog

Saturday, July 24, 2010


This was somewhere on the way to Norrtälje, Sweden.

I've been slowly sorting out all my digital images from the Sweden trip and all the images from Joutsa Chopper show as well, so I can choose which ones to use for the exhibition later in September here in Helsinki, Finland. ( More on that later on as dates are confirmed etc. )

I already know it be difficult to decide between b&w photos and digital images. Should I use both at the exhibition or not. Is it a bit odd if I have both or should I just have b&w photos? What do you think?

I think my digital images are looking better all the time, because I'm learning more post production on a daily basis and I would love to use them at the exhibition as well.
Then again I would like to use only b&w photos, because they are timeless and have a better feeling to them so to speak.

I just don't know. feeling a bit confused right now...

I'd like to know what you think, so pls. comment.



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

new tattoos

Went to Tatuata today to get some new ink.


Niko got some ink at Legacy

Ville & Krisse

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Adam Wright Shoots Jason Jessee

Can't remember where I found this, but it's pretty damn good stuff. enjoy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The old mobile homes people had with them in Joutsa were pretty sick.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ilkka Keskinen

Ilkka Keskinen

I thought that I would post one more photo from my Helsinki Rescue Department project I did two years ago.
This was one of the first jobs the crew had on the day. It was a couple in east Helsinki, both 60 years old and the husband had an heart attack. It took me while to go inside the flat and start taking photos.
I was standing outside, out of breath after running up five floors and I began thinking, can I really do this?
I have never seen a dead body before and this couple some how reminded me of my parents and there was a chance that the husband would die. But I thought, if I don't document this, no one will. I have to do this, now!
Somehow after 45 minutes of recovery measures, the crew managed to save his life and took him to hospital. I wonder how he is doing now?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Slowly trying to scan all my old negatives and working on my website as well. If you know anyone that could do my website let me know. I've got everything ready, but I just don't know how to set the website up.

Joutsa chopper show


Got some new books this week. Annie Leibovitz At Work and Danny Lyon Bikeriders. Both are amazing books and Leibovitz's black and white photographs got me really inspired, so I began scanning my old photos again. I forgot how amazing it is to have a proper scanner to scan your negs with. I have to say I got lucky with the Nikon scanner indeed...

These two are from my Helsinki Rescue Department project I did two years ago, whilst I was studying NC Photography in Bournemouth. I think this was my first "real" documentary I have ever done. It's really cool seeing your old photos that you haven't seen in ages. I really do like these, but would definitely shoot the whole project differently now.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Shooting Robert King

BBC Channel four had an interesting documentary on freelance photographer Robert King, but I missed it since I'm in Finland and if you live outside of UK, you cannot view it on BBC iplayer either. BUT, I found a website where you can download it from.