May 8, 2016

Greetings from 2016

Photography has changed a lot since I started this blog in 2007. For me, photography has always been more an art form than documentation. I wanted to play with analog materials and shoot film, mostly crappy pictures and sometimes tack-sharp pictures of crappy landscapes.

Nowadays people are shooting too much photos. Even analog photography is temporary. You like it in instagram and then forgot them.

I still have my 500cm Hasselblad and chance to develop my b&w films. I should still shoot film but for being honest, I'm not as interested in it as I was ~seven years ago, before instagrams and snapchats.

Ilona, 2016. Digital photos.

Jun 14, 2015


Yes, I did it, finally. My website. Will update it later.

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Jan 15, 2015

New Exhibition:
7.1. - 30.1.2015
@ Kajo III, Rovaniemi

Dec 15, 2014

Pirunkuru ravine 2014.
Hasselblad 500cm, Portra160 and Epson v750.

Nov 18, 2014

Abandoned Rautuvaara mine in Lapland 2014.
Hasselblad 500cm + Portra160 + epsonV750.
Also seen in IG @j.mikola

Nov 8, 2014

Summer 2014 and Joutsa Chopper Show 2014 was great. There was some hot rod cars too. Handheld shot with my Hasselblad 500cm. Portra160 film, skanned with Epson v750. I really need to print this in 100x100cm size. And by the way, I made an instagram-account. There will be some cellphone-flicks of random stuff that I like. Nick @j.mikola

Oct 18, 2014

One painting that I made last summer in Lapland, in Northern Finland. There was no streets around.

And big things has happened and news published during the summer 2014. I'll make one public 3D-artwork/scupture in the city of Oulu next year. I'll keep you informed...

May 20, 2014

Sometimes I make sculptures n stuff too.
This "self-portrait" is made from steel and balloon, 100x165x160cm.
Photo by Petri Teppo / Studio Artica.

Apr 25, 2014

Kolpene. Rovaniemi 2014.

Apr 2, 2014

Sompasauna. Helsinki 2014. edit. This is not Sompasauna. Sompasauna is very close to this "thing" but it is not this one.

Jan 2, 2014

Mr. Pete, a good friend of mine and the owner of Studio Artica.
Have to say that Fuji fp100c is quite wacky film to play with..
Shot with Tachihara, in Studio Artica.

Dec 29, 2013

I have two bikes. I already posted the first one. This one is motorized. Summer 2013.

Dec 7, 2013

I built a camera maybe three years ago. Today I shot the first papers with it. Its kind of combination of pinhole-camera and largeformat-camera. No digital screens, no finders. Its just a box with 135/4.5 lens. In these pictures I used f4.5 aperture.

Nov 27, 2013

Last Sunday I wanted to play around with DSLR. Sometimes shooting digital is fun too. This is my cycle.

Oct 27, 2013

Greetings from darkroom. I try to start darkroom-working again. This super-dirty cloud was exposed in 2011, loaded in developing tank in 2011 and developed today.

Sep 3, 2013

Early summer morning at Turku, 2013. Shot with Zeiss Ikon 6x4,5 folder. Film was Kodak Portra 160. Simply amazing film, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 9000.

Aug 23, 2013

Mr. Olli Aarni. Nollie heelflip. Helsinki. Shot with my crappy digicam, I think I'll sell it away...

Aug 7, 2013

Portrait of Joonas from Matti Ollila on Vimeo.

One good friend of mine, Matti Ollila, wanted to do a small video-portrait of me.

Feb 7, 2013

Sometimes I'm just amazed how flexible material film is. This experiment is shot in 100% moonlight, in the middle of night somewhere in the beginning of December. I should shoot more photos in moonlight...

Dec 3, 2012

Howdy! I`ll should write some words about what I have done and what plans I have. My old reliable laptop died some months ago, and I haven`t had a proper computer at home for editing pictures. It is a major reason why I haven`t updated anything for a looong time. I have a computer, PC, but no photoshops or lightrooms. And I really enjoy it! - Minor reason is my work. I have been working like a real working man. My work is a lot of printing pictures and developing some 135-films, and I see a LOT of dogs and babies etc celebration-pictures in 10x15cm size. Hundreds of dogs. And hundreds of passport-pictures. So, quite often after my workday I just don`t want to see photographs anymore. I want to deal with a totally different medias, and I have for excample drawn a bit. And been planning for art-related "things"/exhibitions/works. - And, as you might well know, this time of the year is really a challenge for photographers in northern Finland. The fact is, that I want to push my skills and knowledge about photography, and now I have started to shoot night. Some finnish photographers have shot landscapes in moonlight in really northern Finland during the December and January, but I live here in Rovaniemi and I don't want to copy their photos. - I have started to shoot my environment in moonlight with good ol' Mamiya rz67. This is only an excample, the first photo of upcoming serie of my "moonshine". I used portra800 film, but I underdeveloped this film a bit. Anyway, I changed the developer few days ago and quite soon I'm ready to see some serious results. Can you expose film if there is simply no light? And how long exposures are possible? The longest exposure has now been 6 hours, at f4,5. Can you do that with your ixus? I bet you cant. - And, in my head I have had an idea of "the" websites. Maybe they are coming. I hope so.
Mamiya rz67 30mins f4,5 portra800. A bit underdeveloped in c-41, in developer was too much water. Scanned with a Nikon super coolscan 9000. -j

Aug 13, 2012

Finnish Lapland is the best place to be. Rovaniemi 2012.

Jul 1, 2012

Dinkel. 2012. No more midsummer-fest photos.

Jun 30, 2012

Ms. Maria, 2012.

Jun 29, 2012

King Pietu, 2012.

Jun 28, 2012

Ms. Siru throwing up some fishes in the middle of nightless night. Finnish summer is beautiful. Old 1600asa 135film. Saaraniemi 2012.

May 10, 2012

Korkalovaara footballfield in +30'C. Rovaniemi, summer 2011.

May 2, 2012

Thats what I call photographic art. Haha. Almost like the hipstamatic frame, but the difference bethween film and iphone is that you can't actually print the iphone photos in large size. This is cross-processed Kodak E100VS film, shot with my super Felica. Rovaniemi 2011(?).

May 1, 2012

The impossible project instant film. Almost like the legendary polaroid film. Landscape from my window, 28.4.2012. #1 testshot.

Apr 14, 2012

Wasted Pixels the Movie

Mr. Tomi Rehula, ss crooks, Pori 2011.
Ladies and gentlemen, this blog has been quiet for some serious reasons. Those reasons are projects that I have been working on now, and Wasted Pixels is one of those. Wasted Pixels is a skateboarding movie, shot 100% with a cellphone using a small fisheye for phones. World premier was yesterday and here You have the link:

Mar 4, 2012

Mr. Niilo Nikkanen, hardflip bs revert, 2011.

I shot this trick with my pocket camera when I was hanging out in Helsinki last summer with Ville Jokinen and boyz. Ville just uploaded his new film in Vimeo, it's called "Lo-Film".

Jan 31, 2012

"Long time no see"

This blog has been quiet, I have some good news to tell you.

Finally we have started to make official JMIKOLA.COM website/cv. I hope we can publish the website during this 2012 spring. It will be a collection of the best photographs and whatever art-stuff I have ever done. But don't worry, there will be also a blog where I can write whatever nonsense.. For a long time I have had a feeling this blogger is not eough for me. This has been a good place to publish pictures, but this is not 100% what I want. I'll keep you in touch during this spring. It's gonna be huge!

Mr. Olli in Northern Norway, maybe in Karasjok, Lakselv or Porsanger. Can't remember. 2011.

Dec 22, 2011

22/24. So called 'skatepark' in who knows where.
One of my favourites photos. Northern Norway 2011.

Dec 20, 2011

20/24. My version of San Fransisco's golden gate.
Kvalsund Bridge in northern Norway, 2011.

Dec 19, 2011

19/24 Mr. Olli Aarni, drop-in at Hammerfest, Norway 2011.
This bank was maybe 20cm wide, you'll see a video of this trick in Wasted Pixels -movie.

Dec 17, 2011

17/24. Mr. Pusa or should I say Pulsa? 5-0 grind, published in HangUp magazine 5/11. Picture was taken in Oulu, 2009.

Dec 16, 2011

16/24. Mr. Esa, somewhere in northern Norway 2011.

Dec 15, 2011

Yet another missed day..
This is 15/24, Hammerfest 'culture center', Norway 2011.

Dec 13, 2011

13/24. Helsinki, Kallio, 2011.

Dec 10, 2011

Yesterday was the first empty frame in this calendar, but today I'll show you something special.

10/24 Wasted Pixels -trailer #2 is available in:

Dec 8, 2011

8/24. Finnish architecture. Rovaniemi 2011.

Dec 7, 2011

7/24. Ivalo church, 2011.

Dec 6, 2011

6/24. Somewhere in northern Norway, I don't even know where. 2011.

Dec 5, 2011

5/24. "X". Rovaniemi 2011.

Dec 4, 2011

4/24. Wasted seagul. Helsinki, Kalasatama 2011.

Dec 3, 2011

3/24. Saturday = saunaday.
Kotiharjun sauna, Helsinki 2011. I recommend.

Dec 2, 2011

2/24. Mr. Olli Aarni, Hammerfest, Norway, 2011.

Dec 1, 2011

Who said something that there won't be an advent calendar this year?

So here you go. 1/24. Rovaniemi Zoo 2011.

Nov 25, 2011

Mr. Färsaaret, Helsinki 2011.

Nov 24, 2011

This cat should be dead and thats why I photographed it. But it survived. Mooa the cat 2011.