KING PEKI BACK FROM PEKING

 

Perfect night. Drinking coffee in the sunset by the sea after chilling the whole day with my family in the Finnish archipelago. Last months have been pretty hectic, but to be honest
– I like it that way.

I just got back from Peking where I photographed Finnish rock band Stalingrad Cowgirls. At this point I can’t really tell you more about this project except that we had super fun. You’re going to love the photos as soon I’m able to show them for you.

Actually I can promise you that Korea will soon bless you with an update with even more new pictures that will steal your heart. That’s because there is so many great projects going on right now for clients like Universal Music Finland, Suunto, Helsingin Sanomat, Palloliitto, Suosikki and ImageMaker.

I’m also happy to tell you that from now on I am represented in the US by Wonderful Machine.

Cheers, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

 

NEW BOOK, NEW PICTURES

Veikkaus just published a book called Respect. It’s the third book in a series written by Erkki Alaja, legendary power player in Finnish sport. The successful athletes interviewed for the new book are all photographed by the one and only, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski. Graphic design is by Sasu Haanpää. We have updated some of these photos to the gallery section.

Be sure to check them out!

 

 

TWENTY TEN

 

Greetings from the palace of Korea. We do not have wasps here, nor ants or mosquitoes either. Only buzy bumblebees buzzing in the Finnish winter wonderland ready to serve you the sweetest honey.

We are super excited about the new decade. We are sure year Twenty Ten is going to offer us fantastic new adventures plus a lot of opportunities and greatness. The last months have been the busiest in Korea’s history. That means hell of a lot interesting shootings including some of the best works we have done. Future looks even brighter!

Definitely a nice thing was that legendary The New Yorker Magazine wanted to buy Aki-Peki’s photo of pop star Annie for their January 11th 2010 issue. You can find the exclusive photo and Sasha Frere-Jones’ great article here.

Before the X-mas snowstorms Peki also shot cover + all booklet pictures in Berlin for the forthcoming Casiokids album. Double CD will be released together with 26 pages booklet including more than 30 Sinikoski’s picture. Graphic design for the CD is made by Petri Henriksson/Blank Blank. Album will be released first in Norway and after that at least in the UK and USA. We will post Casiokids’ photos as soon as the record hits the store.

Meanwhile, check out our galleries. There is plenty of new stuff including marketing photos Peki took for Helsingin Sanomat. Helsingin Sanomat will use these photos mostly as a part of their B-to-B marketing in prints, products, and presentation slideshows (example below). Photos are made in co-operation with Family Inc Advertising Agency. We were super happy to make the client’s voice visible and even happier to hear that “the final result was exactly what they wanted and even so much more than we could even ask for.”

Happy new decade folks! May it be colourful & sweet!

 

 

CASIOKIDS x KOREA

Snowstorm and champagne in Stockholm. The King of Korea just arrived back to Helsinki to work with some great new photo projects. Ajja Bajja, Bang Bang!

But our news is not only about Finland and Sweden. It’s pretty much about Norway too, where Casiokids has released their new album “Topp Stemning på Lokal Bar”. Aki-Pekka Sinikoski has taken more than 30 awesome photos for this digipacked double CD.

After Norway, Casiokids will release the album in the USA and UK as a double CD and a double vinyl. There’s going to be exclusive versions for all these regions so be sure to check them out! All layouts are designed by Petri Henriksson/Blank Blank and photographed by Korea’s finest Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.

And, as the snow storm covers also Helsinki, we leave you with updates full of joy for your eyes. New portraits, new nature photos & a small stack of new Casiokids pix.

Have fun!

 

GIMME, GIMME SOME CHOCOLATE SAUSAGE!

Our main chef Peki has made hell of a lot of visual gourmets during the last months here in the cooking point of Korea. Sinikoski has once again feed hungry mouths all over in the field of photography. A lot of visual candies, dinners, lunches and snacks with the best Nordic flavours… As the grande menu he has lately photographed a large advertisement campaign for Helsingin Sanomat in co-operation with Family Inc.

In January 19th we will drop new chocolate for your eyes! So if you want to feed your eyes and soul you are more than welcome to enjoy the hottest sweets in town. But if you can’t take the heat, beware of you steps in our kitchen.

P.S. Unfortunately for you, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski is fully booked for the rest of the year 2009. So sorry, no more new photo shootings for this year. But if you want to have your own piece of photographic heaven, now is the perfect time to start to make your bookings for 2010.

Peace!

TO THE PEOPLE OF EARTH

The King of Korea, Aki-Peki has just sent a press release considering Korea’s new client vision for the fourth quarter of 2009:

“We will take you, to be our friend, our client and our lover. We will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph. We promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protect you, to comfort and encourage you, and stay with you, for all eternity… or something.”

P.S. Last months have been R E A L L Y great. A lot of new pix online. Check them out!

P.P.S. King of Korea, Mr. Sinikoski himself is included in the latest issue of Swedish Magazine Serge together with Roger Ballen and two other great photographers. For more: www.serge.se

 

 

BORTA BRA

At the end of last year Peki and Matti from Superkasi created the DIY Swedish Karaoke Video called Borta Bra. It was a part of Superkasi’s pavilion of Hidden War Treasures from Sweden. Now we have been asked (even by Swedes) to put this video online. So here we go. Next summer’s Paskalista hit already here. For your eyes only.

P.S. At the end of last year Peki arranged and curated Helsinki Biennale at the Finnish Design Museum. Finally we have got statistics concerning Helsinki Biennale from the museum. Design Museum was visited by 25.340 persons during the exhibition time. To be honest: here in Finland it is a shit lot of people.

 

 

SOMETHING B-I-G

 

Peki is in the middle of something BIG. During the summer he has worked really hard with his forthcoming book project. Here in the palace of Korea we have already seen many of these pix and we can already now promise that this shit is hot! It will blow your eyes out of their orbits!

To still keep your eyes rolling we have decided not to spoil you with sneak previews. At this point we will give Peki full freedom to work in a complete radio silence before the time is right for releasing the hurricane.

That doesn’t mean we haven’t updated new pix for you from other current projects. Earlier this year Peki took some photos for Annie’s 12″ Anthonio. Annie liked those photos so much that she wanted to have another photo session with Peki. Some of these new photos will be used on her new album sleeve, the rest as promo photos. But for you we will give a super exclusive DIY robot scenario.

Lately Peki has also been a guest speaker at several schools and once again had photo sessions for ST1, Suosikki (a lot of pictures including another new cover photo), Aalto University, Equens, and Total Identity. Besides that he has worked in three other projects for studios located in Helsinki, Berlin, and Hong Kong. Hopefully we can tell you more about these ones soon.

 

 

TO PETRI


Light hits only the surface. That makes it so hard to find the hiding words. Time doesn’t stop and I’m sitting in the drifting reality between all these flowers and my daughter.

I’m proud that we were always two. Side by side. Brothers. Loving each other and sharing things. I can’t put my arm on your shoulder anymore but you are still with me. Every day. For that I’m grateful.

 

VIVA LA VIDA LOCAL

Horrible terrible black suit, an opera hat, and dark circles under his eyes. The King of Korea Peki is back from San Francisco. He came back to offer some peanut butter candies for his mother and some visual goodies for you.

Your local visual dealer has updated new pics online. –Good shit world wide! Beautiful landscape photos and brilliant portraits of Finnish teens, Regina, Danko Jones, Happoradio, Redrama, Annie, and McG, the director of new Terminator Salvation movie.

You can also spot Peki’s picture with Jukka Duudson on the cover of latest Suosikki magazine. Peki has also taken promo photos for the new season of TV-series Huvila and Huussi. There has also been a lot of great photos for other clients too like Aalto University and ST1. For St1 he worked in co-operation with Imagemaker to promote ST1’s super great innovation that turns waste and sidestreams into bioethanol in small local units.