Thank’s for stopping by! A few words about me.

I started shooting photographs and videos in the ’70s but gave up my passion for a career in marketing. I was recognized and encouraged by an art teacher in photographing, but I didn’t take the change and ended up working as a copywriter, creative director, and CMO.

I live in Finnish archipelago, about 35 minutes from the Helsinki City Center. My job as a CMO takes me to travel to another town every week so I got loads of air miles which I’m not so proud of...

I can't remember when I shot my first photos, but since a teen, I've been enthusiastic about candid photography. My father showed me the basics, and since he was interested in photographing, we've always had cameras in our home to shoot with.

My father bought me my first own camera, Canon T70, in the '80s. After my first trip to New York in 1987 and seeing some of my photos I made there, one art teacher told me I had the talent, and I should study photographing. Sadly I didn't take her advice.

So now I just try to get it back again.

My gear

I've owned number of cameras from the film cameras like Canon T70 and Nikon's F70 to the digitals such as Nikon D70S, D7000 and Coolpix as well as a Sony Cyber Shot. After shooting with Nikon DSLR:s for many years, I got myself a Fujifilm X100F which turned out be my gate to the Leica system. Now, the X100F is my secondary camera and usually in my daughters hands. Nowadays, I mostly shoot with my Leica M 240 with the Summicron 50 mm lenses (yes, I got two of them) and an Elmarit 28 mm lens.

You can read my experiences with the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm ASPH “LHSA” edition here.

I am a member of the LHSA.