GOING POLAROID FOR VILLA: HAILUOTO

GOING POLAROID FOR VILLA: HAILUOTO

When it came time to photograph poster art for the second iteration of VILLA, I decided to try out some Polaroid. Instant film=instant art, see? That’s the joke, but turns out Polaroid shot on a medium format back really brought a nice, weirdly painterly feel to a piece that’s quite mysterious.

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CHILLUMINATI LAUNCH SHOOT

CHILLUMINATI LAUNCH SHOOT

It so happened that my dear friend and regular partner in crime, Sampo, got together with Vili from Wulf&Supply to think about a line of clothing. You know, tees and hoodies and stuff. Having broad tastes when it comes to popular culture, Sampo set to work designing prints that flirt with the occult, secret societies, and pizza. No! The All-Seeing Eye, I mean.

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SHAKE ON IT: PR IMAGES FOR A HEALTH-CARE CENTER

SHAKE ON IT: PR IMAGES FOR A HEALTH-CARE CENTER

This summer, I got called to make promotional images for a local health-care center for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Oulun Sydänkeskus needed images to be used on their website and the aim was to create photographs which depicted their day-to-day operation. They also needed some headshots for the personnel.

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PORTRAITS: LEAPS AND BOUNDS WITH PETTERI SARIOLA

PORTRAITS: LEAPS AND BOUNDS WITH PETTERI SARIOLA

So there I was last summer, hanging around at a local record store and checking out a mini-concert by the astonishingly talented--and wonderfully animated--guitar player Petteri Sariola. He was in town to promote his new album, Resolution, and as I was watching him rock out in the confined space of the store, I had a thought: This guy would make for a great portrait.

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MAKING OF: [mute]

MAKING OF: [mute]

The promotion of a stage performance begins at an early stage and usually at a time when there is very little in terms of a finished product, be it visuals, sound, lighting or choreography. Sometimes things are still finding their place right up to the premiere. Not so with [mute]!

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