I started this work in 2008 when I was living in Kallio, the working class neighbourhood of Helsinki. I lived right next to an old public sauna. The regulars and owners became friends of mine and one day I brought my camera to the locker room.
These photographs were made in in public sauna dressing rooms in Russia, Ukraine and Finland. When doing these I am usually attracted by something in a man’s appearance, something about his character. Later, when we come out from the sauna, I ask him to redo the same pose he first showed in the sauna. We make the photo, and he does his best to recreate the reality he showed earlier.
All the Works
The Sauna OdysseyProject type
The Young Boy and the SeaProject type
Koteka ImpressionsProject type
Cardboard MountainProject type
Lions Among UsProject type
Pay and SprayProject type
Exhibitions 2019 - 2023Project type
Exhibitions Pre - 2019Project type
Cardboard InterviewsProject type
Koteka InterviewsProject type