Kari Kohvakka has mastered the art of capturing everyday magic – without complicating the issue. He has an infallible sense of how both people and objects can fill the space and be interesting subjects in a photograph.
With roots in Finland, Kari currently lives in Stockholm where his photographic talents are much in demand. Patience, perseverance, a feeling for people and an excellent eye for detail – these are some of the reasons behind his success.
His background as an Art Director, where he was accustomed to buying images himself, means that Kari understands how an image can underpin a message. This is why, as a photographer, he finds it easy to get his head around a project and come up with ideas for how he can translate values or arguments into exciting photographs.
Kari trained at Berghs School of Communication. He has worked as Art Director at several advertising agencies, including Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Håwi RSCG and Måndag annonsbyrå in Stockholm. Liljedal Communication in Örebro and Hasan & partners in Helsinki.
City of Stockholm, Energy Markets Inspectorate, Grontmij, IOGT-NTO, Kommuninvest of Sweden, Octapharma, Rail Gourmet, Riksbyggen, Sigtuna municipality, Stockholm County Council (SLL), Stockholm Public Transport (SL), Stockholm Vatten och Avfall (water and waste company), Swedish Chemicals Agency, The Swedish Fortifications agency, The Swedish Municipal Workers Union (Kommunal), The Swedish Transport Administration, Tuusula municipality (Finland) and many more.
Pilkgatan 27, SE-133 43 Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Raatinniituntie 13, 043 50 Nahkela, Finland
+46 (0)70-693 97 58
Stock photography agency www.johner.se
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