For Finnish University Magazine // Ylioppilaslehti
Shot in streets of Berlin with common Berliners. Commissioned by Nokia.
In Finland, hundreds of thousands of people live with a rare disease. These deasiases their selves might not be leathal or even severe, it's the rareness that leaves the diseased and their close ones troubled and alone with their problems. Only a handfull of people in the entire country may carry a disease that has no known cure in the world. Every visit to a doctor is a rollercoaster where no knoledge is certain. Facing different diseases but the same issue, The Rare find comfort in coming together and sharing the little knowledge out there.
Promotional shoot for musician Samae Koskinen by commission from the label Universal Music Finland
Shot thru out Finland with commission by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs & Employment.
Personal project about Finnish athletes training for Rio Olympics.
More and more kids are fantasizing about becoming a pro fighter in the United States. MMA - Mixed Martial Arts - is, by far, the fastest growing sport among the youth. Kids as young as 4 are picking up ’kiddy classes’ taught by the professional MMA fighters.
The sport is tough and looks violent. Most parents still say ”I wouldn't let my kid participate”, even though statistically the sport is safer than soccer.
At the gyms there are communities being formed where kids all ages are mingling and taking care of each other. Strict discipline and respect is taught and children grow up self confident.
Contradiction about the sport is inevitable.
2013-2014 California & Arizona, U.S.A.
Published by Time Lightbox.
Street photography project with HelsinkiStreet.fi.
Eteläisessä Keniassa on rutikuivaa ennen sadekauden alkua. Maasai-heimoon kuuluva Konglu Ezekiel Odupol ei valinnut elinkeinokseen perinteistä karjapaimenen työtä vaan ryhtyi puutarhuriksi. Ilmastonmuutoksen vuoksi myös tomaateille ja meloneille on kaivettava vettä entistä syvempää maan sisältä.