Professional photographer, based in Porvoo, Finland, specialized in sports and multimedia / visual storytelling.
Academic background in linguistics (L2-theory), cognitive science and psychology. MA in the University of Helsinki. Postgrad studies in psycholinguistics and neuroscience, postgrad work in the University of Technology, Brain Research Unit.
More or less fluent in several languages, including English, French, Swedish, Italian, etc.
Professional photographer since 1987, full-time since 1999. Specializing in sports and multimedia; recent assignments eg. the past seven olympic games, numerous World Cup’s, European and World Championships in skating, hockey, athletics,skiing, etc.
Awarded twice the best sports image of the year and once the best of news design in Scandinavia (photography)
Finnfoto Award 2012.
Finnish Athletics Federation Journalism Award 2013.
Multimedia of the Year 2013 (as a producer for DocImages, Finnish Pressphotographers Ass.)
Work in video, multimedia, panoramic images and web. Teaching and consulting (e.g. multimedia and video editing, panoramic work, etc.) for clients of different needs and backgrounds.
University of Tampere 2008-2011, teaching multimedia and sports photography. Since 2012 teaching in Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK/Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti) and Taik/Aalto University (Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu), teaching photography, multimedia storytelling and video.
Interests: multimedia and the future of the media in general.
Personal interests: sailing, kayaking, skiing, diving, etc.