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I am a Helsinki, Finland based photographer, Visual Content Creator, podcaster, vlogger, blogger and writer. I am also an Olympus Visionary. I started my photographic career in the late 80s and have been a free-lancer since 1994.
My love of photography started back in the 70s when I bought my first SLR, a Cosina CS-1. I used my first ever paycheck from a summerjob to buy that camera. I ruined my nice hobby and became a Pro in the late 80s. Of course thats not all true. I still have photography as a hobby. I think its important to take pictures all the time. I also use my mobile phone as a camera a lot. It helps to see the world around you by carrying a camera all the time. I mostly post my mobile photos on Instagram.
In 2008 I started to learn more about videography and now its a big part of my services.
I have also written several books about photography. My first book was Hyvä Kuva in 2004. Its in Finnish and the title means a Good Picture. Its a book for people who are "forced" to take photos for their employer even though they are not photographers. Main target is the people that work in the communications departments.
Better Images books were written with Jukka Kolari. The book series was made for Canon. Better Images books have been translated in to many languages, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, English and all the Nordic languages.
I have been blogging (in Finnish) over 10 years. In the fall of 2015 I started to Vlog also. It was mostly in Finnish. Its a about Photography and Phenomena around it. It covers a wide range of things about photography. In the begiining of year 2018 I started to do my vlogs in english. In the spring of 2016 I started a Podcast with my fellow photographer and blogger Matti Sulanto. Podcast Valoaalloilla covers equippement and photography business. Our podcast Valoaalloilla is in finnish only.
In 2014 I switched to Olympus cameras. In December 2016 I became an Olympus European Visionary. So the only ones that are looking in to a mirror are the models before I am photographing them.Thanks for visiting my Visionary-page. I hope you enjoyed my photos.