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Juha Laitalainen (b. 1959) is a Finnish photographer, photojournalist and non-fiction writer living in Helsinki. Laitalainen is a member of the Finnish Photojournalists Association, the Finnish Freelance Journalists’ Association, and the Finnish Association of Finnish Journalists.

Laitalainen has worked as a professional photographer and journalist for the past 30 years doing a wide variety of works in the field, providing photographs for journals, individuals, weddings, businesses, architectural firms, dance, books, albums, calendars, graphic design, etc.

Laitalainen has been involved in making non-fiction books and has also made two photography books: Tahdon – Finnish wedding photography stories (Docendo 2014) and the latest in Graphics (Maahenki / Musta Taide 2018).

Private trader since 1998.

Photographic exhibitions as a photographic artist since 1991.

Juha’s Website


Amir Abdi was born in Khorramabad, Iran, and grew up in Tehran. As a teenager he developed an interest in graphic design, which he went on to explore through a university degree in computer graphics. His passion for art deepened at 23 when he moved to Tampere, Finland, to pursue a BA in media studies. After about a decade of experience in visual arts, his interest turned toward motion, and he studied film studies with a focus on storytelling and editing at the University of Salford in the UK.

Since then, Amir’s work as a video producer in Malaysia and as an art director in Iran has brought him practical knowledge and experience. Living in dozens of countries and collaborating with various artists has earned him a full range of expertise.

Amir considers himself a seeker and he uses art, gardening, and yoga to travel deeper into the essence of creation and ultimately the nature of self.


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