24130 Salo, Finland
Date of birth and location: 05 April 1964 in Salo, Finland
2013-2016 BA Photography, Turku Art Academy
2015 Ajantilat-exhipition in Salo Art Museum Veturitalli
2014 The House in the woods-exhipition in Detmold, Germany
2010-2014 Luonto antaa, luonto ottaa-exhipition (Around Finland)
2006 Miten niin autio-exhipation in Salo Green Art Trilogy
2000 Muistojen metsä-exhipition in Salo Art Museum Veturitalli
Nikon photo contest 2015 second prize
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Higly commended
Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 category winner
International Federation of Wildlife Photographer 2012 overall winner
Fotofinlandia 2011 finalist
Finish Nature Photographer of Year 2011 overall winner
Salo city Cutural stipend 2010
Veolia Wildlife photographer of the Year 2010, specially commended
Finish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010, category top prize
Finlandia-talo, Wildlife photographer of Year event
Sigyn-sali, Rajala event
Helsinki Exhibition Centre, Bookfair event
Kuusamo naturephoto event
Viimeiset vieraat-book 2010. ( The House in the Woods )
Language: Finnish, German and English
My photographs have been in many magazines. For example
National Geograpich, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The Daily Mail and etc.
"The illusionary quality of beautiful nature photographs has traditionally been the principle that has guided and still does guide the work of nature photographers. This is not a problem unless the photographer or the photographer’s audience becomes conscious of it. Another central field of enquiry concerns the relationship between nature photography and art.
Can a nature photograph ever be art?
These questions are examined against the background of this more general problem: Why would I rather be a “photographer who photographs nature” than a “nature photographer”? In seeking answers, I make use of 20 years of personal experience in the field of nature photography"