ASHEVILLE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Me

A photograph can express something that is beyond words. It is an existential inquiry into perception; a way to explore the nature of what we call reality. The gamut of emotion that can be expressed in a single image is mind blowing. The ability to tell a story through the emotion captured, is what really makes me wanna pick up the camera, over and over again. I learn something about life and human nature from every single image I take.

In addition to all this philosophical stuff, I also really enjoy helping people see their own beauty and light.

I was born and raised in Finland, where I started my photography journey nearly 15 years ago working with film. After many detours in various countries, I moved to the states in 2003, with one suitcase and an old film camera, and ended up in southern California, where I began photographing actors and models for the Hollywood film and fashion industry.

To make a long story short, I now happily call Asheville home.

I have photographed people from all walks of life – shamans, rockstars, politicians, yogis, actors, monks, holy men – and you name it. Among other things, photography has taught me how to see beyond light and shadow, what to include and exclude, and how to appreciate each moment a little longer.

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``One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.”

- John O'Donohue

BEHIND THE SCENES ON A SHOOT..

ASHEVILLE-FASHION-SHOOT

backstage photo by: Duncan C. @ studio 27

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