SAMAE KOSKINEN: HYVÄ PÄIVÄ

April 2, 2013

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!

FROM DUO TO DUO

October 12, 2012

“I’m coming to the harbour. You can stop me only by drowning 5000 people”

Musta höyhen (The Black Feather) is a cutting edge crime novel written in Finland. M/s Norlandia and its crew is ordered to do an easy two weeks gig in the Middle East by bringing 1800 refugees and to ship them to Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. But as captain Sten Bremer leaves behind the masacre in Syria his ship is loaded with a chaotic crowd of 5000 refugees. Extreme right wing rises like a storm over Europe. No-one wants these people and harbour after harbour is closing their ports in front of the ship. The clock is ticking. And the dark sea is waiting…

Peki Sinikoski and Jussi Karjalainen, the award winning duo (Bada Bim Bada Bum) from Superkasi Studio, did the visual consept, photos and the graphic design for the first part of this crime novel series written by two well respected Finnish veteran novelists, Mauno Saari and Juha Numminen. The first of the Numminen & Saari books are out now and published by WSOY. Check it out! (Some embraising critics below in Finnish for all you Scandinavian crime fiction fans out there.)

…And oh YES, the client loved Peki’s and Jussi’s work so there is more to come!

Musta Höyhen

”Rikosromaani, joka on yhteiskunnallinen, poliittinen, ajankohtainen ja kansainvälinen – kaikkea tätä vetävässä paketissa.”

Heini Sivonen, Ilta-Sanomat

”Musta höyhen on kansainvälinen trilleri, toiminnantäyteinen meriromaani ja yhteiskuntakriittinen puheenvuoro. 
   (…) Trillerinä ja meriromaanina Musta höyhen toimii erittäin hyvin.”

Pertti Avola, Helsingin Sanomat

”Kirja on ajankohtainen ja siksikin koukuttava. (…) Kirjailijat kuljettavat juonta johdonmukaisesti lukijaruuvia kiristäen. Tapahtumat maissa ja merellä vuorottelevat notkeasti. Ihmisen raadollisuus rehottaa. Kirjassa on paljon hyviä ja eläviä henkilötyyppejä.”

Heikki Haapavaara, Kauppalehti

LÄSKI MULKKU

June 13, 2012

Läski mulkku, the new Samae Koskinen single is out now! The single is at the moment being power played at least in the Finnish broadcasting company’s radio YLEX.

The album art works for this and the forthcoming singles and album are made by winning duo from Super 8 Studios, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski and Jussi S. Karjalainen.

If you are ready for the summer and want to get some Läski mulkku, this is the right address Pretty pretty background image?

NEW NEWS ETC.

December 29, 2011

 

Oops, we are on the loop! There are two photographers working at Superkasi Studios. In the latest issue of Image magazine Juliana photographed some other photographers from Finland and now for the next issue I have photographed the photographer who photographed the other photographers. And after that Juliana will probably photograph the photographer who photoraphed the photographer who photographed the photographers… or something. Anyway, here’s her portrait. Even though if it’s sometimes not the easiest task to take the portrait of another photographer we both were really happy with the result.

During the last months I have been working with super many interesting projects for clients like Lufthansa Magazine, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Technology Review, Sony Music Finland and Le Monde. I have also had some larger photo projects going on that will be released in the beginning of next year so stay tuned for the major update!

Besides all this action I have managed to find some time even for having presentations and idealogues at different events and forums. I was also really enjoying to teach in the documentary/contact photography course in the Photo School of Muurla. (And enjoying even more to receive some ridiculously positive feedback after the course via email directly from the students.) Yep, I really think that the more you give the more you get. – That’s simply how it goes!

From Helsinki with love, Peki