New Ghosts at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney.
@headonphotofest is a massive international art event spread all over the city. Here are some photos from our installation in the Royal Botanic Garden, located close to the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Thank you Moshe Rosenzveig, Anita Schwartz, and Stephen Godfrey. You have done such an amazing job building this fantastic photo festival. We are so happy and honored to be part of it ❤️
I would also like to thank all the other artists we met during our trip to Australia. We are especially grateful for all the people who stopped us on the street just to talk with us and those who have sent us messages afterwards. It has ment so much to us. It’s truely amazing to travel 25 hours to the other side of the world and find people who know what we are doing and who are touched by our photographs and are passionated about them. We feel happy and grateful to be part of your lives ❤️⭐️🙏
Yours, Aki & Astrid
PS. This giant New Ghost at the Circular Quay Station(!!!) located between Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Sydney Opera House.
Red Carpet Time with Astrid and Moshe Rosenzveig aka The Grand Master Flash of Head On Photo Festival. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very often when you post photos on your webpage, blog or Instagram, the whole thing feels kind of unreal. How fantastic is it to come all the way here and actually meet people who stops you on the street just to tell you they really like the photographs we are doing together with Astrid. (THANK YOU!⭐️) So fantastic to get to know people who are touched by our art. How great does it feel to meet real people behind the virtual reality on your screen.
We are so happy we suddenly have new friends here in Australia 🥳😃⭐️Not only computers but kangaroos and humans, too 😄😄😄🦘 And guess what, Astrid just dropped another tooth. What a night! 🦷❤️⭐️
I have something extraordinary for all my Japanese friends and followers out there. The wonderful Q Sakamaki ( @qsakamaki ) interviewed me for his highly ranked photo blog in the Japanese version of Newsweek magazine. Thank you so much Q ?Arigato ?
For all my non-Japanese-speaking friends: When looking at ???the article with all those cool characters, you might have a feeling of being ”lost in translation”, but don’t worry, I can assure you every single word from me are truly the words of wisdom and I sound like a nobel hearted genious. (And all my Japanese followers actually understanding the text, please don’t break the illusion ???)
One of my biggest dream is to have an exhibition in Japan. So if there is anyone out there who can help me with this dream, please give me a shout. You can find my website address in my bio.
平静& 愛情, Aki Sinikoski
Peace & Love, Aki Sinikoski
SUPER WONDERFUL NEWS! WE ARE NOMINATED FOR… ????❤️⭐️
Me and my daughter have worked with our photo series of New Ghosts since 2011.
Now already before our first larger (non-performatic) exhibition taking place in Sydney at Head On Photo Festival we got great news from the capital of Georgia.
Not only our photoseries New Ghosts, but also two single images out of the series are shortlisted for an award in Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2019. Our photo series will be presented in the opening ceremony and who knows – maybe we will get a trophy @kolgatbilisiphoto ???
Thank you for the nominations!
YES! We are super stoked about this!!!
Sometimes you have the chance to work with things you are so proud of, it feels like you have swallowed the sun. And now it’s all waiting there to be released and it feels like there is so much light inside of you, that if some one would cut you in half, you would shine.
This is it. This is going to be a BIG one. For the first time in my life I’m working as choreographer together with Karoliina Kauhanen. Together we are walking from the darkness towards the light. Together we are creating a ceremony. Together we are making the Practice of Doing Nothing.
Epic Failing is a series of duets by choreographer Maija Hirvanen and a number of collaborating artists. The artistic substrate for the duets is the concept of failure.
I took the photos for Maija. AN EPIC FAIL!!!!!! Why? Because I really truly tried to fail with the photos, as the title suggest but look at this one for example. Isn’t it just perfect?!?
This weekend I will be exhibiting new art work from the series Ghosts watching over me. It will be presented in the exhibition by Loviisa Conteporary. The exhibition is titled Onko täällä ketään?/Anybody out there? and it is curated by Kati Rapia.
So I strongly recommend you to book a visit to Loviisa next weekend (220.127.116.114) because there is going to be a great selection of Finnish artists exhibited in the old idyllic wooden houses.
Besides my stuff you also can enjoy works by Terike Haapoja, Perttu Saksa, Niclas Warius, Janne Lehtinen, Katja Tukiainen, Jenni Rope, Matti Hagelberg, Hanna Saarikoski, Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Jari Silomäki, Pia Sirén, and Sasha Huber.
PEACE & LOVE,
Choreographer Maija Hirvanen is known for her thought-provoking and deliciously quirky works.
Hirvanen’s latest creation For those who have time examines habits formed by the rhythm of contemporary life. Imperfection, ardor, and beauty through sweat and emotions; these are the elements that the audience will encounter.
Aki-Pekka Sinikoski took the promotional photos for For those who have time. “I was basically asked to visualise the play in a photographic way. At that point there was only some parts of the choreography ready but we went through a lot of Maija’s ideas, thoughts, and the consept. After that I created the set design and lights for my photos.” explains Peki about the creative process behind these photos that run over Helsinki in November.
“I really enjoyed working with Maija – once again. She gave me a lot of artistic freedom and basically asked me to be part of their dance production crew at a early stage of the play. After I finished my part of the job, Maija continued the process with her main crew. You never know about the future but maybe there is even more to come with this artistic collaboration with her…”
More photos in the Portfolio.
For those who have time: Zodiak