ASHEVILLE HEADSHOT & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Photography is an existential inquiry into perception; a way to explore the nature of what we call ‘reality’. An image can express something that is beyond words. This is why I never get tired of taking pictures. I also enjoy meeting new people through my work.

I was born and raised in Finland, where I started my photography journey more than 17 years ago working with film. I never had time for school as I was always taking pictures. After living in the middle east for a few years and then returning to Finland briefly, I decided to move to the U.S in 2003, with only one small suitcase and an old 35 mm film camera. Shortly after, I ended up in southern California where I began photographing actors and models for the Hollywood movie and fashion industry. To make a long story short, about a decade later I landed in Asheville, North Carolina, where I now specialize in portrait and headshot photography.

I have had the pleasure to photograph people from many walks of life – shamans, rock stars, politicians, yogis, actors, monks, holy men – and you name it. Among other things, photography has taught me how to see beyond light and shadow, and how to appreciate each fleeting 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 FASHION SHOOT

ASHEVILLE-FASHION-SHOOT

backstage photo by: Duncan C. @ studio 27

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