4 LIFE - A one man band and a one stop shop!
4 LIFE IS A ONE-MAN BAND rocking on photography and rich media documentaries. I am a storyteller at heart always up for a good adventure. I take pride in the fine quality and detailed finishing in all of my works.
As a photographer I aim to raise my bar on every step I take. Now days I am adding more richness and depth to my stories with the use of audio and moving images. I find it challenging to incorporate these media to my photography and to the stories I tell.
With over 15 years of professional expertise in the fields of photography, graphic design and web design I deliver print-ready material to any medium. I am a one-stop-shop. Combined with a John Shaft -like delivery rates; ten times out of ten, I am a force to recon with.
Please feel free to Contact me for info, commissions and print sales.
Suburban Tribe - Now and Ever After is a music video shot during the bands two sold out fare well shows in the legendary club Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland.
Great band, awesome music, enjoy the show!.
More videos available on my Vimeo channel
Suicide...Are you fucking insane?
One festival show, one camera, one lens, one man, full blast: Suicide…Are You Fucking Insane? Fast paced live music video for old school thrashers of Altars of Destruction. .
Watch the A.O.D. video on YouTube
Verenpisara: Kuinka usein
Kuinka use in is a live video filmed during rehersals and two live shows during the release of Verenpisara's fourth album "Eilinen on kuollut".
Guitar players of Verenpisara, Santeri Kallio and Tomi Koivusaari, play in Amorphis as well..
More videos available on my YouTube channel!
Stratovarius - Building the Nemesis
My first adventure in the world of iPad App's was collaboration with finnish power metal legend Stratovarius.
Building the Nemesis is an iPad-documentary, that gives you peek behind the curtains of the recording process. The documentary contains approximately 40 minutes of video interviews, where you hear the band members insights about their new member, song writing, studio work and playing in a band called Stratovarius.
The app is available in appStore!
Building the Nemesis was my biggest production so far, that made the making of this iPad documentary part experiment and part true learning experience.
Lots of downs but even more ups. Few obstacles to be hurdled, but also many valuable lessons learned and goals archived.
Stay tuned, the next one will be even more amazing!
Building the Nemesis is available in AppStore
godsplague - Uncut
Year and a half on board with godsplague was my rock photo university. The master thesis was a photo of two kissing men at the exhibition in Ruoholahti metro station, Helsinki.
During the one month exhibition more than 500 000 daily commuters enjoyed the rock'n'roll the photos brought to them. Including the numerous music fas attending the Helsinki Metal Meeting around the corner.
Exhibition was Finnish Metal Events, Musamaailma and Ferin Kuva.
Kissing men and other photos here!
The vouage with godsplague was a true crash course to rock photography. I leart a whole lot of new things how to master my trade. Got to know four fabulous guys and made tons of contacts that helped me pushing on.
All the photos of the exhibition and much more can be found in the godsplague - uncut exhibition catalogue.
Exhibtion cataloque is available here!
Pripyat - Population Zero
Midst of the winter, two decades since the nuclear disaster, camera and three days of time.
I guess there might be more easier ways to spend your holiday, but the adventures don't happen on the east street.
My exhibition honoring the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster was a great success and received vast amount of attention in the national press ie. Helsingin Sanomat, Mondo, Journalisti and Suomen Kuvalehti.
more photos seen here.
One of the most surreal experiences of my life was wondering alone with my guide in a deserted city once populated by 49 000 inhabitants.
In a city with zero population you'll have an all access pass to everywhere.
Pripyat photobook available here!
Approach to my photography is to work with available light and minimize the guidance of my subjects in order to preserve the prevailing atmosphere and emotions.
I aim to tell stories that evoke emotions and bridge the gap between the object and the viewer.
I my portfolios in the links below you can view my works in depth: On-stage • Off-stage • Sports
With the use of audio and moving images I am adding more richness and depth to my storytelling, aiming to harness the craft of digital storytelling.
Working by myself I am able to go into restricted places and delicate situations without distractions, that would be caused by a big production team.
My recent video-works are available on my Vimeo-channel.