Once upon a time it was summer in Finland and I decided to create a body paint with her... A few weeks ago I started my Seasons-series. I thought it would be my way to celebrate and honour the 100th anniversary of my home country. Beautiful Finnish nature and art.
A few weeks ago I had one of the most memorable photoshoots - I had a chance to paint stunning pin-up and tattoo artist Sini Ariell for the Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti. She is pregnant on her first child and glowing happiness. It was such an honour to share the day with her and our whole team, so much joy and good vibes that I felt I was flying afterwards.
These fun loving images were originally created for Finnish shoe brand Minna Parikka.
These pictures show how perfectly body painting can be used within fashion advertising to support the original designs. This campaign has been shared in numerous blogs around the world and it received the Golden Prize at Vuoden Huiput (The Best of Finnish Advertising and Design competition).
Wonder Women - The WAU Project exhibition opened in Helsinki city centre two weeks ago. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to show these 12 works and share the stories of these amazing women in the artworks. So empowering and it's touching to see how some visitors have moved to tears because they feel they can relate to these Wonder Women. The feedback has been absolutely wonderful.
Finally I have made this public! So let me introduce you to "Wonder Women - The WAU Project"!
I had one amazing day creating this camouflage body painting for a corporate event. The client was a Finnish paint manufacturer and the event organisers were clever to think of body painting as a fabulous entertainment for the company's party. I introduced the idea of camouflage body art as I thought it would make a nice living artwork for the event. Everyone loved the idea and the outcome was just what we wanted - people loved watching the painting process coming to an end, they took lots of photos and the whole thing became a talking point amongst the guests.
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