I was born and grown up in Finland, have studied photography in Finland and Germany. I live and work with my Stud-Io Immagino Venezia fotostudio in Venice since 1996 next to the Rialto bridge.
I am in love every day more and more with the beauty of the city of Venice and the lagoon, its' relaxed and depending-on-tides life-style and its' habitants. Beeing a very curious person I can't wait to show and bring You to some of the locations out of the beaten track I've discovered during my 22 years living in Venice center! During my tours we go away from the crowds, take it easy photographing the Venice of the venetians, it's hidden courtyards, silent minor canals, the Rios with rowing boats, discovering its' still existing traditions in the city and on the islands of the lagoon. You can book my walking tours any time of the day from the dawn to late evening. I am very patient to teach and explain You, when needed, the techniques of digital and analogical photography to assist You to improve Your photographic skills in exposing and composing photos with Your own camera, photographing architecture, landscape, people. . .
Visiting Venice is very interesting also out of season. In winter period at certain periods Venice gets flooded by the high tide we locally call 'Acqua Alta', fantastic opportunity to shoot pictures of flooded streets, shops and restaurants, people waiting on bridges the lower tide. Ofcourse we'll get You rubber boots before going off for the phototour.
If you'd wish to rent bikes, go visit archeological sights or have other particular wishes, pls ask for a customized tour.
A Recent Review of this guide
The great introduction to Venice with insider knowledge. So fun highly recommend.
Musical Sibelius- Highschool, Helsinki, Finland 1983-86
assistant at following photographers:
Martti Rikkonen Lapland, Finland
Karl-Heinz Elstner, EL-Studio, Munich
Klaus Broszat, Munich
diploma as photographer Fachhochschule für Fotografie in Munich, Germany1989-92
Work as wedding, still-life, portrait photographer at
Rita Tarlo, Roma
Pino Leone, Roma
Stud-io Immagino Venezia
I am not a licensed guide therefore I won't be able to guide you inside museums, galleries, churches and historical monuments.