ABOUT ME

I'm 25-year-old professional photographer and visual artist from
Helsinki, Finland.

I started photographing as a hobby around 2005. After grammar
school I studied at Helsinki City College of Audiovisual
Communications and my main subject was photography. I was
assistant for fashion photographer Kira Gluschkoff year 2011.
I graduated in 2012 and since then I've been working as a
freelance photographer. 

I really enjoy horse photography, documentary photography
and portraits. Since 2014 I've been working as a head photograper
of popular social media content Ystäväni Hevonen. I also do social
media publishing for events and festivals (Ylläs Jazz Blues 2015->,
Ylläs Soikoon 2016, 2017). I've photographer commercials for UFF
second hand since 2013. I love doing wedding photography too.

I've been teaching photographing and photo retouching courses
at Vantaa Adult School since 2014. I've been teaching also photo retouching
(Abode Photoshop, Abode Lightroom) at Lahti adult Education. 

In my art I discuss the interaction between man and animal. 
I believe in the power of being present. Photographing is presence for me.
Fleeting moments seem rich in colour to me. The most beautiful moments are
bathed in light. 

My first solo exhibition was about horses. The horse is a wonderful animal that
combines strength and sensitivity. It beauty speaks, its presence comforts, and its power
moves. I respect the stature of the horse, and I let the horse be present as a free animal. 
I have been living a love story with horses almost my whole life. Their uniqueness and
sensitivity has taught me to see the beauty of the world. Ystäväni hevonen is a love story
of the world's most beautiful animal in the most beautiful moment: here and now. 

 

Customers:
Hermés, YLE (Summeri, Ystäväni Hevonen), UFF Finland (advertising photos 2013-),
Sony Music, Kaiku Records, Kopparberg, Harriniva Hotels & Safaris, Forever kuntoklubi,  
Espoon Musiikkiopisto, TitiMadam, Duodecim magazine, Veljekset Laakkonen OY,
Otavamedia OY, Newsec, Lapland Hotels, Ylläs Soikoon, Måndag, Tuloskiinteistöt, Huom!,
Optimikodit OY, Yogastudio Padma, LR Tattoo & Alliance, Restaurant Grön, Luonnonvarakeskus,
Hävikkiruokaravintola Loop, Flowa, Avainasema, Eettisen Kaupan Puolesta and many more..

 

-Emmi
 

CONTACT
emmikahkonen(at)hotmail.com
+358 400 399 366
Emmi Kähkönen Tmi Y-26727013

FB: Emmi Kähkönen Photography
IG: emmi.kahkonen & ystavanihevonen

Solo exhibition:
Ystäväni hevonen
"Emmi Kähkönen’s  (born 1992) horse photography exhibition is a display of photographs taken over five years between 2013 and 2017. Kähkönen photographed horses in natural light, fleeting moments, and situations. Trust is reflected in images that contain human and animal encounters. Emmi Kähkönen's horse photographs have been an important part of YLE's Ystäväni hevonen series published in 2013-2017. YLE is the Finnish national media channel. "

Gallery Kellokas (Äkäslompolo, Finland) June-July 2018 COMING
Papu Gallery (Mariankatu 24, Helsinki) from 2.1-2.2.2018

Joint exhibition:
Gallery Kuja (Lapinlahti, Helsinki) 1.12.2017-31.1.2018
Gallery Kolmas kerros (Helsinki) May-June 2012

MEDIA
Interview at Yle
Tips to Photographers, Yle
Interview at Amis Magazine
Interview at Enra Magazine
Interview at Kuukkeli Magazine
Yle Areena, Kaverille Kans
Social Networks & Music Industry


Linked In


 


 

Facebook Instagram LinkedIn share Comment