NEW GHOSTS x OTOS/22

Hi there!

New Ghosts is part of the Photographic art sales event OTOS/22 organized by the Finnish Association of Photographic Artists. The exhibition will take place at Gallery Maamusta in Helsinki from 10–20 November 2022.

OTOS/22 is the first time we have participated in these exhibitions because our photos have always been exhibited elsewhere. So if you want to buy one of our works for your collection, this is a perfect time. 😉

Remember that there is only a limited selection from us in this event, so if you want to buy any other works by us, drop us a message, and we will help you with that.

Peace & Love, Aki & Astrid

NEW GHOSTS IN ISRAEL

Today it was the opening for our 4th (!) New Ghosts exhibition in Israel! 🥳 WOW!

This exhibition will take place at Zaki Diav in Tamra city, Galilee ⭐️ If you have the chance to visit us, check out Tamra Festival.

We are super proud that our New Ghosts photo series was nominated as Meitar Award finalist. 

Thank you PHOTO IS:RAEL for all the love you have shown us. ❤️

XOXO, Aki & Astrid

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AFTER 20 EXHIBITIONS…

👋 Time to take a deep breath 👀 🌊 😉😃 Any other New Ghosts summer plans? 🌴

🌍 After more than 20 exhibitions worldwide, it’s now time to relax, swim & play street basketball. 🏀

🥳 The last few days, we have used our time wisely by listening to a lot of 90/00 hip-hop & fresh afrobeat tunes. 😍

Next week Aki travels to Arles 🇫🇷 to show some of our new works to curators all around the world. In the meantime, Astrid will take our ghosts to confirmation camp 👻⭐️ -Time to get them baptized! 😉

👉 In the autumn, we are dropping some big news for you. 

Take care. You are important! ❤️🙏⭐️

Aki & Astrid

NEW GHOSTS X 3

Hello fellows! Spring is here, and I have some exhibition news to share. We haven’t had any shows in Finland yet this year, but three exhibitions abroad. After our long exhibition at the Latvian Museum of Photography in Riga, our New Ghosts photos were exhibited as part of the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malesia.

Now it’s time for our second New Ghosts exhibition in Israel. The Meitar Award Finalists -exhibition is organized by Photo Is:rael, taking place in Nahariya, located in north Israel.

Peace & Love, Aki & Astrid Sinikoski

KUU VALGUS

I’m super happy and proud that my debut book has been released in Estonia by a big local publishing house. I haven’t got my copy yet, but it feels amazing to see these photos from some bloggers & the publisher. I’m also happy about how they have used my art photos to promote this book. First I was kind of wondering why, but after a short moment, I realized that maybe there are some similarities between the characters in the story and my photos. It’s kind of funny how long it took for me to notice that. 😀

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Kuun valossa (S&S)
Under månen (Schildts & Söderströms)
Kuu valgus (Rahva Raamat)
Other credits like always: Author (FI/SWE): me, myself & IIllustration: Ilja

Peace & Love, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

PS. I haven’t received my own copy yet, so the photos are by Maagiline Raamaturiiul ✨🎪🌙

3 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

There are those super brief moments when you are proud of something you have done. (Moments just before you usually find yourself stepping on dog💩 or something similar 🥳)

To celebrate this short moment of gratitude, I wish to share with you some exhibition news I’m happy and proud of. Something that makes me smile. Something both me and Astrid have worked hard for, for many years.

First of all, at the moment I have three international exhibitions at the same time. Two of them together with my daughter Astrid✌️😃✌️

1. I Love Dogs, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia 
2. New Ghosts, Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
3. New Ghosts, Photo Is:rael, Tel Aviv, Israel

In Israel, we are also one of the finalists for the Meitar Award. 🏆 In Sydney, I’m exhibiting next to fantastic Roger Ballen, and one of my photos is also a nominee for the Best Portrait Photo.

The last years haven’t been only sunshine, but still we have managed to have more than 20 exhibitions in Australia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Russia (Moscow & Yekaterinburg), Malesia, Latvia, Georgia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Inari, Orivesi, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, and Helsinki.

I want to thank each and everyone who has helped Astrid and me during our journey. You know who you are. Thank you ⭐️ And still: This is just the beginning! I have even more good news waiting just around the corner. More about that soon❤️

Take care, you are important!

Aki & Astrid

MY BOOK IN ESTONIA

My debut book Under the Moon (Kuun valossa/Under månen) is going to be published in Estonia! The book is illustrated by Ilja Karsikas And guess what – the saga will continue as we are working on the follower for the first book. I hope it’s going to be published at the end of next year. 

The book rights in Estonia are sold to Rahva Raamat Hugs to Helsinki Literary Agency for all their foot and paper work ❤️

MEITAR AWARD

We are so happy and honored to have been selected as finalists in the Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography.

We are one of 20 artists the jury selected from 50 countries all over the world.

New Ghosts is part of the finalists’ exhibition at the 9th International Photography Festival on 17–27 November in Tel-Aviv.

❤️ Aki & Astrid

www.photoisrael.org

EXHIBITION IN SYDNEY

Good news! I will exhibit my photo series I Love Dogs in Sydney, Australia at the Head On Photo Festival! 🍾

I have been documenting people and their lives in Finland since 2008. This series started while my childhood friend Sam the Guardian Dog and I traveled around Finland. After some deep discussions about identity and change, we began photographing men whose identities included pup play.  And yes, of course, I took a portrait of my dear friend Sam as well. 

I think this photo series is a journey into the diversity of human beings—discussions about identity and change, about accepting oneself and people around you as they are. 

I Love Dogs, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia. 19 November to 19 December 2021

www.headon.com.au

LATVIAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY

New Ghosts by Aki & Astrid Sinikoski
Latvian Museum of Photography
7.10.2021–30.1.2022

⭐️ Hi friends! 

If you are visiting Riga, be sure not to miss our exhibition at the Latvian Museum of Photography. New Ghosts by me and my daughter Astrid has taken over the whole 3rd floor! 

And that’s not all: On the 2nd floor there are also great photo exhibitions by Juuso Westerlund and Johannes Romppanen

All of the exhibitions curated by Tuula Alajoki
More information: Latvian Museum of Photography