B.B
13.Lars_
11.Igor_
9.Anton_
10.Sasha_
8.Antti_
6.Heikki
7.Ville_
5.Iiro_
4.Petri_
3.Anatoly
2.Lew_
1.Martti_0
12.Konstantin
14.Bengt_


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

Re-AnimatorProject type

Koteka ImpressionsProject type

Cardboard MountainProject type

Lions Among UsProject type

CocksProject type

FlowersProject type

WrestlersProject type

Pay and SprayProject type

Cardboard InterviewsProject type

Koteka InterviewsProject type