Neon sanctuary

One of the most fascinating and beautiful element of America's Modern West are all kinds of signs. No matter are they neon or painted with or without bulbs. For me it's a essential part of "wild west" visual culture, you'll find these signs from landscapes, citiscapes, movies and paintings. 

Most of this art have disappeared forever, but luckily there have always been fans who have saved some of these very interesting pieces of art. Thanks to that we can still see old originals and also experience today sort of a renaissance of old school neon culture. 

Last ferry of the Amazon

The rain forest always surprises me.
It’s my sixth time here and every time I’m rewarded with some unreal experience.
This time it’s a gigantic ghost ship -  a big river ferry abandoned right next to a jungle city.
Surreal… Unexpected… Magical realism.

Simon Callaghan

Right before Christmas I had some great time in Devon UK. I was working with the London based concert pianist Simon Callaghan.

Amazing area, really would like to work more there.

Autumn so dark

Treescape polaroid set

Treescape polaroid set contains 12 polaroid sheets of  different "Treescape" works.
Photos are exposed as classic chromogenic prints on Fuji Crystal archive paper with the best print permanence guarantee. 

Polaroid set comes inside an elegant signed box
Printed by hi-end printmasters at Memorieslab

This beautiful set of timeless polaroids is my first collaboration with Memorieslab. 

Price: 90 EUR
Order yours: info@kaupokikkas.com

Olivier Stankiewicz

Olivier is one of the brightest oboist of new generation. He's a soloist and principal oboe of London Symphony Orchestra, busy chamber musician and oboe professor in Royal College of Music... But before all that, he is a great human being and another good proof why it's so great to works with musicians.

Olivier Stankiewicz Romances by Robert Schumann

Trio Isimsiz

Trio Isimsiz are three wonderful chaps - Erdem, Michael and Pablo.
Trio is Trondheim competition winner and from YCAT talent roaster as Timothy Ridout from last blog post.
 

Tim

Exceptional young talent, Tertis viola competition winner -  Timothy Ridout.
Remember this name, his sound is something unique!...and yes -  it's viola.

Mormon's lost paradise

Somewhere in Utah stands this beautiful abandoned Mormon settlement from 19th century. With it's beautiful but also tragic story...

I have a vision

I have a vision of making same mistakes again
I have a vision of great suffering
I have a vision of stupidity
I have no vision

Goes together with Hans Zimmer music

Happy Birthday Arvo Pärt

Greatest living composer, mentor and a role model. Happy Birthdy mr. Arvo Pärt!

Treescape in Paris

Treescape is travelling from Berlin to Paris. Little opening on September 9th. Everyone is welcome!

Alexandra Sostmann

Wonderful Bach player Alexandra Sostmann. We did a session in Berlin for her upcoming album.
Little insight to her last album in Youtube

"Licht"

Few month ago I had a very interesting session with conductor Titus Engel who is very diverse musician. My inspirational guidline for the shoot was Stockhausen's epic project  光 "Licht" that Titus was working with.

Treescape "Collision of the Systems"

Treescape re-edit "Collision of the Systems" 
2016; 1/1; 95x115cm
Original from 2003

Photography on cotton, scratches, black pen
Dedicated to terror victims of Nice

Journey to midsummer

One of the most important holidays for Estonians is the Midsummer night. With it's ancient pagan roots and a beautiful bonfire tradition it is a brief stop, a moment to take a breath.

In the last years my life has been incredibly busy and these moments help to remind me how privileged we are to live in our northern paradise. I had a very little time this year to photograph our paradise, but I hope these photos will take you on a little journey from May to Midsummer.

When city sleeps. Sean Shibe

A week ago I had a wonderful time up in Scotland. I was working with an exceptional young talent, classical guitarist Sean Shibe. 

Here is a little set from the steets of Edinburgh.
Sean Shibe "When city sleeps"

GV

New alternative rock artist GV.
Link to GV's first video