Jouko Eskelinen, Finland

Jouko Eskelinen, Finland

I was first time paid for photography in 1972. Since then I have taken photos in birthdays, weddings and funerals ec., in the whole scale of life. I have to admit that I am not very eager to wait for northern lights in the cold night but I admire people who do that. Instead I like to take portraits and other pictures in my studio where time goes usually too fast and sometimes till late night. I started to compete in photography to see what the other photographer’s pictures look like and to get inspiration. Success in many shows has kicked me forward and also helped me in my career although I do not get my living from photography but totally from something else. Photographers are allways advised to find a tyle of their own. I think I have not found a certain style but I think that versatility in my pictures is a style and richness.
Born 1956, no professional studies in photography, just school of life.