SELF·ISH

To be a good photographer you have to know how it feels to have a camera pointed at you. It is also interesting to sit in two chairs at a same time - to be both model and photographer. "Self-ish" is my lifelong project of self portraits. 

My first staged self-portrait is from the year 2007, and my first random “selfie” from the year 1999. I started to routinely document my life through self-portraits beginning in 2010 and hopefully will carry on throughout the rest of my life. The portrait styles vary. There may be a flash snap or carefully composed idea in a wider context. 

In some cases I don't want to use a self-timer or transmitter, and I ask my friends to push the button. Thank you Ain Lätti, Stina Kase, Ene Vihtla, Gert Kelu, Marilin Leenurm, Kadri Vanaselja, Liis Tamra, Kärt Kokk, Roman Purga, and Kristian Kruuser.

Letters and word are just systems, a structure of symbols, nothing else.

This is my autobiography. 

 2018

2018

 2017 “Inside”

2017 “Inside”

 2017 “Right before the peace arrived”

2017 “Right before the peace arrived”

 2016 “American dream”

2016 “American dream”

 2016 “Steve Zissou”

2016 “Steve Zissou”

 2016 “Resurrection"

2016 “Resurrection"

 2015 “Unknown rock-star”

2015 “Unknown rock-star”

 2015 “Wifebeater”

2015 “Wifebeater”

 2015 “Two-faced Janus”

2015 “Two-faced Janus”

 2014 “Lumbersexual”

2014 “Lumbersexual”

 2014 “Kinky cowboy”

2014 “Kinky cowboy”

 2014 “With Pepe”

2014 “With Pepe”

 2013 “Noir”

2013 “Noir”

 2013 “Christmas gifts”

2013 “Christmas gifts”

 2012 “Siblings”

2012 “Siblings”

 2012 “Siblings”

2012 “Siblings”

 2012 “Cover-boy”

2012 “Cover-boy”

 2012 “Sinuhe”

2012 “Sinuhe”

 2012 “Portrait of the beard2

2012 “Portrait of the beard2

 2011 “Fishy friend”

2011 “Fishy friend”

 2010 “Bastardo”

2010 “Bastardo”

 2010 “Portrait with a friend”

2010 “Portrait with a friend”

 2009 “Untitled”

2009 “Untitled”

 2009 “In the morgue”

2009 “In the morgue”

 2007 “Ranger wannabe”

2007 “Ranger wannabe”

 2006 “Brothers”

2006 “Brothers”

 2005 “Finnish posing guide”

2005 “Finnish posing guide”

 2001 “First time in London”

2001 “First time in London”

 2000 “Highschool photographer”

2000 “Highschool photographer”