Couple of published ones

Few shots that were featured in recent Slammer magazine in a story about Relate To It project. Last season I was busy with shooting video but still managed to get few shots that ended up in the magazines. I hope there is more to come in future issues.

Many times you have to choose between video and photos, and most of the times video comes first. Note to self: Shoot more photos in coming season! New camera helps to make it happen as it makes me want to shoot more and more, I just enjoy photographing more than I did year ago.

Antti and Tuomo hiking at Tamok

Antti method at Ruka in midwinter

Crew at Monashee Powder Snowcats. Awesome place and awesome times with Juuso Laivisto, Markku Koski and Antti.

Photos for Northwave/Drake catalog

Northwave/Drake used some of my photos from last season in their catalog. I also took some shots just for this back in november.

I was asked to shoot Antti setting up his new binding, not bindings because we had only one to work with!

Opening spread with Antti at Tamok, april 2011

Original shot


Whats up with the weather?

It has been really strange weather for the past month. Raining when it is supposed to be snowing, + degrees celsius when normally around this time we have freezing cold. I found couple of shots that I took in 26.11.2009. It was cold, snowing almost constantly and Ruka had already built a nice kicker for snowboarders and skiers. I have been thinking of a photo like these for a long time. This time of year we have only few hours of daylight and the “Blue moment” looks really nice so I just wanted to focus on that.

This photo of Ville Paumola was published in photo issue (03/2011) of Slammer magazine.

Another, similar shot of Antti Autti I used in Kinos 748 movie poster.

We had photo sessions in the park and after that took some powder shots with Antti. Ruka had already something like 40cm of fresh snow and it was so fun to start the season in Finland with good conditions.

Just like the good old days. 26th of november 2009 it was totally different than what we have now.

Slammer magazine

Kinos 748 full movie

Kinos 666 full movie


After five years or so that I have been getting my photos published regularly I finally got couple of covers in Finnish magazines. Both of these shots were done very quickly but in totally different settings. Both use available light.

Skier Kalle Leinonen was shot in Ruka half-pipe during a recess in a moguls contest that I was capturing on video, we had maybe 30 minutes to shoot. No problem, Kalle climbed up the pipe, did one test run and after that couple of hits more and it was done in less time we had. I was happy with the results.

Snowboarder Antti Autti was shot in New Zealand. We saw this good looking transition couple of days before on the way up in a helicopter, hit it and I got good landscape photo of it. Came back to the same place and I wanted to shoot this time in portrait orientation. We wanted to do as many runs as possible to get more things done, so no time to waste with heli waiting and superb spots with great snow all around. I rode to the spot where I wanted to shoot, grabbed my camera from backpack, set videocamera on a tripod, made the shot, packed everything up and thats it. Maybe 5 minutes in total. This was our first run of the day and I can`t imagine a better way to start one when you are up there in the mountains.

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