This photo was taken while I was touring with the Finnish singer Jenni Vartiainen for my second photo book. The location was a small night club in a small Finnish town. There was no photo pit, and I had to choose one spot and stay there for the whole gig.
Sometimes, when you arrive to a new venue, there’s some element on the backstage that catches your eye because of its absurdness or because it seems to be so out of place.
I like this photograph I took of the Finnish artist Anssi Kela for a couple of reasons. First off, I believe the unusal setting will make the viewer take a second look. The composition and angle do not explain too much about the situation, which hopefully activates the viewer’s imagination. I think photographs that make you try to imagine what is outside of the frame are rather powerful, because they engage you on a different level.