"I spent most of my childhood summers in the Finnish archipelago where we lived in our old fishing boat.
Almost every night, we traveled to a new island. As a kid, I learned that if I make a campfire, people will gather around it. So every night, I did a campfire, and every night people gathered around it. Later in the darkness, people started to tell stories.
Every time I did a campfire, I got new stories. I just listened to and memorized these stories, and after the summer, I told the stories to my friends in the city.
I think I'm still doing the same thing. Collecting stories and telling them to other people with the help of my photos."
Aki-Pekka Sinikoski is a Finnish photographer and author working somewhere in the borderline between documentaries, contemporary art, and performative art.
Sinikoski has studied in Kunstakademiet at Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen, Norway, and graduated with a Masters of Arts from Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.