TCT: Where are you from and how long have you been in Berlin?
JS: I’m originally from Finland but I’ve lived in Spain (Cádiz) and in the United States (San Diego) as well. I just arrived 4 weeks ago; I moved here to work as a photographer and I’m also getting my bachelor’s degree (photography) at the BTK University.
TCT: What inspired you to start photographing in Berlin?
JS: It’s a natural thing for me to make pictures wherever I go, but Berlin really took me by surprise and inspired me to take new pictures daily.
TCT: How would you describe your work in 80 characters?
JS: I try to make photographs that capture the most inspiring aspect of the place, the person or the event. I hope that my pictures motivate the viewer in some way or another. My background is in shooting a lot of Breakdance, and I believe the energy and use of color comes from the dynamic world of street dance. I really try to avoid taking neutral or boring photographs, no matter what the subject is. In the future, I plan to keep traveling and exploring my surroundings and try to inspire other people to do so as well.
TCT: Do you capture the moment as it is happening, or do you try to create moments to capture?
JS: I combine the two; I always carry a camera with me but I’m also constantly planning new pictures to make, places to go and adding things to make the photograph or a moment more interesting. The key is the decision to create; great pictures won’t come to you, you have to go to them.
TCT: What’s the next step with your photography?
JS: More travel, better portraits.
TCT: Where are your favorite places to photograph in Berlin?
JS: Four weeks is not enough to answer this question; I’m still exploring Berlin and constantly finding new things I didn’t know that existed, the city is big and full of surprises. At the moment, I tend to focus more on when to go out and explore than specific place or subject.
TCT: What kind of camera do you use?
Canon 70D and iPhone 6
TCT: Quick-Fire: Apple or Android?
TCT: Early bird or night owl?
JS: Early bird
TCT: William Eggleston or Henri Cartier-Bresson?
JS: Henri Cartier-Bresson
TCT: Five star hotel or camp in a tent?
JS: Camp in a tent
TCT: Plane or train?
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By Brienne Pierce