My name is Kasper Dalkarl and I am a photographer from Helsinki, Finland, with roots in the rural west of the country.
Portraiture is a strong interest, but I also do wedding photography, press photography, music events, and commercial promotions. I work with video for documentary projects and commercials as well as music videos, where my musical training (classical and electric guitar) is a valuable asset.
My first inspiration at age fourteen was the rural landscape of the west coast of Finland where I summered with my parents. Perhaps this is why I love to combine natural light with flash light and often work outdoors, but I am no stranger to the studio environment. I work in a style that is often cinematic, strong and dramatic, but I always adapt to what the client is looking for.
I began my formal photography studies with a one-year course at an adult education institute in Karis, Finland, in 2011. Currently, I am in my final year at Novia University of Applied Sciences in Jakobstad (Pietarsaari), Finland, and on track to graduate in May 2017.
Formal work experience includes stints at two newspapers in Finland, the national Hufvudstadsbladet in Helsinki and the local Österbottens Tidning (ÖT) in Jakobstad. In 2015, I went to Lesbos, Greece, with journalist Ann-Sofi Berger and the aid organisation Nada Nord to document the arrival of refugees on the island. Also in 2015, I shot Alice in Furland, a series of fashion photographs published in the Italian fashion magazine Pellicce Moda. The series was exhibited at Mifur Fair 2016 in Milano.