5.Carl-Gustav
Hannibal
2.Carlos
3.Albany
1.Caligula_0
Robert
Titus
Marcus
David
Arthur
Magnus
Martin
Augustus
4.Alejandro
Lucas
6.Tito_


I photographed my first cock in 2009 in the Philippines where cock fighting is a national sport. In Finland, taking portraits of cocks is something I often still enjoy doing. I try to get behind its tough mask of arrogance. I want to show something of what I experience is part of a cock’s personality. I am fascinated by the cock’s decorative and protective charisma to attract females and steer clear of other cocks.
When a cock poses proudly, almost superiorly, and glances down at me, I find myself in its pride seeing the contours of a nobleman, or royalty. I give the portrait of the cock a title, a name I think it deserves.
The temporary studio with its black wool background is built on farms and in backyards. The cock is lightning fast in his movements. I wait for the moment when the cock is still.

All the Works

JohanProject type

The Sauna OdysseyProject type

Re-AnimatorProject type

Koteka ImpressionsProject type

Cardboard MountainProject type

Lions Among UsProject type

FlowersProject type

WrestlersProject type

Sauna SessionsProject type

Pay and SprayProject type

Exhibitions 2024Project type

Koteka InterviewsProject type

Cardboard InterviewsProject type