Another great review about my Last Machos exhibition.
THIS IS IT! One of the most lunatic productions I have ever done! I’m so so so proud of this video. I hope you love it as much as I do!
XXX, Peki Sinikoski
PS. So much good stuff on its way right now. Even more new and brilliant stuff with WÖYH! is going to be released soon when Dwzyrek will be out on April 17th as a gigantic special edition book/album full of my photos. So beware as this epic saga continues in the album art work as well.
Peki & Jussi /// WÖYH: IKKILLYK
Photos by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski / Photography / KOREA
Graphic Design by Jussi Karjalainen
Art Direction by Sinikoski & Karjalainen
Some new stuff for you. See you on the other side of the holidays!
After two weeks of shootings for WWF, Aalto University, Herra Ylppö, My First Band and my own projects I just finished another two weeks photoshop maraton. Besides that I have just started a great co-operation with two Finnish designers. This co-operation has just started but it looks like it will turn into an exhibition in late 2014. (More about this soon…)
The next five weeks the Kingdom of Korea will be out of their royal office. It will be a perfect combination of holidays, meetings, and a lot of foot work at different events, parties and so on. There will even be a couple of photosessions but definitely not office work nor photoshop. Instead there will be a lot of long walks, sunshine, parks, coffee in the night time and hanging out with my daughter. Our royal family will also travel to Sweden and Denmark to meet some of our colleagues and artists and to check the latest vibes from the Scandinavian art scene. Probably we are also going to meet all the other Scandinavian royal families. We can’t confirm that yet but at least we have sent golden faxes with diamond details to ask them to arrange a royal gathering where we can polish our armors side by side!
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Sunrise! Time to wake up! There is a bit of snow left in Helsinki but I can feel it in the air already. Spring is finally here! This morning is the beginning of everything. So much good stuff on its way.
BOOM! There is a major update on Korea’s website.
New interesting projects and a lot of new photos in Peki’s portfolio: Last Machos, Walkapolis, WÖYH!, Samae Koskinen, Dom kan inte se oss så länge vi är synliga, Landscapes, The Scenes, An Island… And there is even more to come. So it’s definetly time to wake up and time to take a moment for you to tune in to our new photos. This is your moment. Do not rush. Breathe.
Passion and respect. Two great words. It’s great to work for and to work with passionate people you respect. Good Day – in Finnish Hyvä päivä. That is the title of Samae Koskinen’s new album. We are happy to tell you that Aki-Pekka Sinikoski photographed both the album art works and promotional photos for this album. Graphic design by our Super 8 Studio’s own beard warrior Jussi Karjalainen. Peki’s album art works for Samae’s Hyvä päivä and Kuuluuko kuuntelen albums can be found in the portfolio section.
BTW, several music magazines here in Finland have given outstanding reviews for Samae’s new album. So if you haven’t heard it yet, maybe you should. We love it!
“The starting point was that I had several visual ideas and I needed a good photographer. I got several recommendations for Aki-Pekka Sinikoski. When I contacted him I thought that he is “just a great photographer” but in the end I got even so much more than just killer photos! Peki listened carefully to all my ideas, selected the good ones and made them great. He really understood who we are and what we do. He also recommended a perfect graphic designer for us and together they crystalized the whole visual identity to our band (and for our IKKILLYK album, promotional photos, posters, ads, merchandise…) They also designed our webpage and helped with social media, PR and other communicational stuff. Some of these ideas even turned out to be performance concepts to our forthcoming concerts; including steam punk instruments, ballerinas and other pretty avantgardish stuff.
–Brilliant, brilliant stuff done with a great passion!”
/Jussi Hyyrynen, WÖYH!
“I have been working with really interesting stuff lately, but creating a visual wonderland for Finnish band WÖYH! has definetly been one of my favorites. Both members in WÖYH! are pretty well known in Finland as musicians (Jussi Hyyrynen as a lead guitarist in YUP and Antti Hyyrynen aka Hyrde as a lead singer and guitarist in Stam1na) but for WÖYH!’s debut album IKKILLYK they decided to start their own record label Kaskelotti Records.
At the beginning of this project we had long discussions so that I would know excatly what these guys wanted and what they didn’t want: Jussi gave me basically full artistic freedom to do what ever I felt was right. All the time during the project I could strongly feel they trusted me in my vision. Jussi always listened to my thoughts carefully and replied that let’s do this, I trust you. –When I said that I needed ballerinas for these photos he told me he trusted me. Same thing when I said that we absolutely need to have an instrument that looks like Doctor Snuggles (Tohtori Sykerö) has lost his old transmitter in the world of Mad Max – he trusted me. My response to this freedom was these pretty twisted visuals that have got incredible good feedback everywhere. For example based on Nuorgam’s album review WÖYH!’s CD package is not only gorgeus but also an example on why CD as a music format should exist also in the future.
Once again I was happy to work with (yet another Jussi) graphic designer Jussi Karjalainen. There were several reasons why I asked him to be a part of this project. The first one is that he is a hell of a graphic designer. The second one is that we work at the same Super 8 Studio and with projects like this, it really gives an advantage to have several fast micro meetings during the day to share the vision and to be sure we are building the same visual world. Co-operating we are really working with each other, creating ideas, stuff, and content together to be sure that photos and graphic design are based on the consept we created.
Yep, and I can promise that there are even more of our shared visions to come! And for the all you WÖYH! fans I can promise that we are already building some new spectacular stuff.”
Check out WÖYH! website coded by Sensei Törönen himself.
The website is designed by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski and Jussi Karjalainen.
Are you in Helsinki tomorrow? If you want to hear about Aki-Pekka Sinikoski’s (and some of his colleagues’) thoughts about working with long documentary photo projects you are more than welcome to Helsinki Exhibition Centre on Friday afternoon (March 8, 2013). Then grab a good cup of coffee and let your feet guide you to the main stage at 1 pm. Event is arranged by Photo RAW and Musta Taide.
As usually Peki hasn’t worked only with long documentary projects but also with a hell of a lot of other interesting stuff. Sometimes in the super near future we will do the major update for KOREA‘s webpage. So beware to do some clickidi clicks with you macidi macs because new stuff we will hit here soon.
King of Korea has some good news for you! We are happy to tell you that Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset: Mustat hevoset – the music video that Aki-Pekka Sinikoski made together with Herra Ylppö – is now Emma nominated for the Best Finnish Music Video 2012.
If you like the video, give your vote for it HERE
P.S. The video has now been watched more than 200 000 times in Youtube. –Not too bad in this “micronation”.