Just wanted to log in to say hi! This month I have been writing my forthcoming book at an artist residency located in a magical village called Ii. I truly believe time is different here. Different than anywhere else I have ever been. Kind of kinder, or something ❤️ Thank you KulttuuriKauppila for showing me so much love during all these years, and treating me like one of your own. It has always been good to be here. ⭐️
P.S. What you can see from image 2 onwards, are spreads from the German magazine Eltern. They published a six-page portfolio story of me and Astrid 🥳
BIG NEWS! New Ghosts will be published as a book by S&S 🥳 🥳
YES, we are proud to tell you we have signed a publishing contract with S&S to share our story. The book will include our artworks, but also the first decade’s journey. There will be a lot of new photos and behind-the-scenes material including texts written by both of us ✌️😃✌️ ✌️😃✌️
The book will be out in autumn 2023!
XOXO, Aki & Astrid
Aki and Astrid Sinikoski’s photo series New Ghosts portrays the relationship between father and daughter and their attempts to understand life, change, and the passage of time.
Father and daughter have planned and made the photo series together as an artist duo since 2011. It will be published as a whole in 2058 when Aki turns 80 and Astrid is 50.
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.
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.
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. 😀
Kuun valossa (S&S) Under månen (Schildts & Söderströms) Kuu valgus (Rahva Raamat) Other credits like always: Author (FI/SWE): me, myself & IIllustration: Ilja
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✌️😃✌️
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❤️
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.