Personalia book release

It's time - my debut book Personalia will be released Wednesday 25th September at the beautiful Konstig Bookshop!

For four years I infiltrated the Swedish graffiti scene by photographing the notorious and unknown practitioners of illegal graffiti. As anything worthwhile, the process definitely was not easy. Portraying people who don't want to be seen let alone photographed was quite a challenge. Gradually, I was accepted and welcomed to document the writers’ adventures and to make portraits with them. What fascinated me the most was how such expression that's considered from art to sheer vandalism attracts so many people from all backgrounds and social classes. I thought it was a story worth sharing through my photography. And so, what early on was just something exciting quite soon turned into an idea for a longer project. On the way I've had the chance to show the work for example in Fotografiska and Hippolyte gallery, but seeing the work in between the covers truly feels like an achievement of another level.

Having committed to a project intensively for such a long time (and my whole stay in Sweden) it’s finally time for something new. What that is I really don’t know yet. But before figuring that out, lets celebrate this period in my life coming to an end.

Hope to see many of you next Wednesday!

WECTBNMS exhibition opening in Hippolyte on Thrusday

Portrait 18 75 01  is one of the works shown at the exhibition.

Portrait 18 75 01 is one of the works shown at the exhibition.

I’m very excited to show my work When everything comes together but nothing makes sense in Helsinki in the beautiful Gallery Hippolyte! Welcome to the vernissage this Thursday, the 8th of August from 5pm onwards.

In case everything goes time-wise as planned, we will also get to have the first look of my book Personalia.

The show is open until the 1st of September, hope many of you get a chance to see it.

My debut book Personalia is out soon!

Exciting news! My debut book Personalia got printed at Göteborgstryckeriet two weeks ago.

Personalia is an excerpt from the project When Everything Comes Together But Nothing Makes Sense. The book is published by Kult Books and will be available for purchases shortly. More info hitting you soon!

WECTBNMS exhibition views

The exhibition When everything comes together but nothing makes sense is up and running until the 25th March in gallery Nykyaika in Tampere, Finland. Here’s some views of the shows for you who cannot be there to see yourselves.

WECTBNMS exhibition opening March 1st in Tampere

Everything’s ready! Photographic centre Nykyaika in Tampere will show my work When everything comes together but nothing makes sense during March. The Vernissage is on Friday the 1st of March at 17->. I’m giving an artist talk on Saturday the 2nd at 14.

The talk will focus on the process and working method - gaining access and trust among people who generally do not want to be seen and especially not photographed. And of course the discussion is open for other views and questions!

Portrait_18_76_11 from series WECTBNMS being framed

Portrait_18_76_11 from series WECTBNMS being framed

Another interview in Finnish

An another radio interview in Finnish, this time regarding my artistic vision more broadly as well as presenting a work for the series Reality.

Janne jälleen äänessä Sisuradion haastattelussa, tällä kertaa puhetta laajemmin valokuvauksesta. Esittelyssä myös yksi kuva Reality-projektista. Haastattelu sekä artikkeli täällä.

Mic check one two one two

A little interview for my Finnish speaking people out there!

Sveriges Radion suomenkielisen Sisuradion haastattelu Fotografiskan näyttelyyn ja When everything comes together but nothing makes sense -projektiin liittyen täällä.

It's on!

The Talent show is on at Fotografiska in Stockholm. Such an honour to participate in this show with 25 other talents. The show is on until the 25th of November and Lars Tunbjörk’s work is up at the big space downstairs!

Take a quick peak to the show here.

A new site

To celebrate my new website I’ll introduce this news section. Don’t expect a lot of updates since I’m bad with instagram, terrible in facebook and even worse in twitter.