HELSINKI ART MUSEUM
Solo exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum HAM:
HIM Right Here In My Eyes by Ville Juurikkala
MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY

Photographs in the art collection of Morrison Hotel Gallery (the gallery that's considered as 'The world leader in fine art music photography representing over 100 of the most highly acclaimed music photographers.')

“Working with Ville has been an absolute pleasure, and his exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery was one of the most successful shows in 2017.”
-Richard Horowitz, co-founder of Morrison Hotel Gallery

"It was a big thing for me to get my works in this gallery since it is generally considered as the number one in the field of music photography. I've always hoped to get some of my works in there one day. I'm very happy they even liked my exhibition in there. My works in their art collection shown in this LINK."

KALEVALA JEWELRY & LAPPONIA
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia

"I've done dozens of shoots for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006. This was very special session when we shot the Lapponia's legendary Star Wars -jewelry Planetoid Valleys"
THE NATIONAL OPERA & BALLET
Advertising photography for The National Opera & Ballet

"This shot was for The Snow Queen (2012). It's been one of the biggest productions in Finland's National Opera & Ballet.

In this shoot I was working in cooperation with an amazing lighting and set designer Mikki Kunttu"

UNITED NATIONS
New York NY

Secretary-General
portrayed on the day of
The Farewell Celebration for His Excellency.
Assignment by the United Nations.

"I was there working in cooperation with painter Rauli Mård who also hand-coloured my some portraits at the event.

One of our art pieces was given to the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and few weeks after the event he sent a letter where he was personally thanking us for the portrait."
LIDL
Advertising photography for Lidl

"This was my very first work for the grocery chain Lidl. It was very nice series of shoots and the campaign was displayed well all over Finland in the fall 2018."

STEVEN TYLER
(AEROSMITH)
New York NY

United Nations'
assignment to portray Steven Tyler
on the day he recieved UN's 2016 Humanitarian Award

The picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
Los Angeles CA

"Guns N' Roses used to be my very favourite bands when I was kid so shooting Slash has been one of the best moments in my career. I've had one on one photo shoot with him twice. And I've shot his live shows twice. One of those live shots was for his album cover Slash: Live in Manchester. In addition to that cover the management has ordered my photographs for t-shirts and other merchandise usage.”
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD
Advestising photography for Young Director Award (Cannes FRA)

Awarded in most significant advertising competitions in Finland:
Kultajyvä 2007 & Vuoden huiput 2007
ROOSANAUHA

Advertising photography for Roosa nauha (Pink Ribbon)
The Dudesons photographed in Helsinki FIN & Los Angeles CA 2017

NOKIAN TYRES

Advertising photography for Nokian Tyres / McCann
Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen photographed in Palm Springs CA
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD
Advestising photography for Young Director Award (Cannes FRA)

Awarded in most significant advertising competitions in Finland:
Kultajyvä 2007 & Vuoden huiput 2007
ANDREA BOCELLI
Helsinki FIN
Andrea Bocelli with his daughter Virginia portrayed in Helsinki FIN

"But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart...
I've had this quote from Antoine de Saint-Exyperu's Little Prince in my Facebook's 'Favorite Quotes' for many years but I tend forget the meaning of it. The photo session with Andrea Bocelli reminded how true it is.

I'm grateful I got to spend even the time of a short photo shoot with this warm hearted person who can so obviously see more than the most artists I work with. Just look at him."
CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
Long Beach CA
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) with his son Tyler Lee portrayed in Long Beach CA
JOEL MADDEN
(GOOD CHARLOTTE)
Philadelphia PA
Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) with his daughter Harlow portrayed in Philadelphia PA
GREG HETSON
(BAD RELIGION)
Los Angeles CA
Greg Hetson (Bad Religion) with his daughter Violet portrayed in Los Angeles CA

"We did this shoot on the rooftop of my home studio Laurel Canyon up in Hollywood Hills"
CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
Long Beach CA
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) with his son Tyler Lee portrayed in Long Beach CA
ANDREA BOCELLI
Helsinki FIN

Andrea Bocelli with his daughter Virginia portrayed in Helsinki FIN

"Like father, like daughter... This is one of my very favorite behind the stage -photographs.


I was doing some other photography for Andrea Bocelli when his wife Veronica asked me to take a picture of their daughter Virginia who was on the side of the stage. First Virginia was drawing on a paper and that was difficult to make interesting in a photograph. So I decided to wait and suddenly during the very last notes she started 'imitating' her dad. I realized that this was the shot.

Many times the best of my works are coming originally from ideas by other people. My job is just to capture those ideas as best I can. This time I'm very happy how the capture came out."

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
London UK
Bullet For My Valentine: Don't Need You -music video directed by Ville Juurikkala

"I'm very happy how the video came out and it has had quite good viewing numbers too - on the day it came out it reached 1 million views in 24 hours."

NIGHTWISH
Helsinki FIN
Advertising photos & videos for Nightwish since 2005

"Nightwish is good example how rock photography can be advertising photography with big production when band is on a certain level. I've done all the official photographs for Nightwish within last 11 years and we've been working together in many locations around the world (Europe, North-America and South-America) and many times with a big crew (5-10 people all in all). This band and the whole management team around them are just amazing people to work with. I'm believe that's one of the reasons why they've done so well. I've also shot one documentary film and one photo book for them."
KAT VON D
Los Angeles CA
"One of the many shootings I've done for Kat von D. We did this at her old house. I did lot of shoots also at her tattoo shop where they shot the LA Ink tv-show but I think the best shots came at her house where was less hassle."
KAT VON D
Los Angeles CA
"One of the many shootings I've done for Kat von D. We did this at her old house. I did lot of shoots also at her tattoo shop where they shot the LA Ink tv-show but I think the best shots came at her house where was less hassle."
HANNA KARTTUNEN
VICTOR DA SILVA
Helsinki FIN
Hanna Karttunen & Victor da Silva are exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
HANNA KARTTUNEN
VICTOR DA SILVA
Helsinki FIN
Exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
PETRA MARKLUND
Los Angeles CA
"From the roof top of my home studio up in Hollywood Hills 2010."
PETRA MARKLUND
Los Angeles CA
"From the home studio I had in my house at the Laurel Canyon (Hollywood Hills). The outdoor shower on the rooftop was very unique for many pictures."
BACKYARD BABIES
Stockholm SWE
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles CA
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles CA
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
London UK

Bullet For My
Valentine: Don't Need You -music video directed by Ville Juurikkala

"I'm very happy how the video came out and it has had quite good viewing numbers too - on the day it came out it reached 1 million views in 24 hours."
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Los Angeles CA
NIGHTWISH
Montreal CAN

"In 2011 I was shooting Nightwish in Montreal for 2 weeks. I did promo pictures for their Imaginaerum album and movie. I've done quite a lot of still photography for movies but I'm not having them in my portfolio since I consider those so much as a work of the movie director. But I really like doing them. There's something very special in the feeling of the motion pictures shoot."
NIGHTWISH
Šiauliai LU

"Dark Passion Play was the first time when I shot the official pictures for a Nightwish album. Many people think that rock photography is done with small production. But this was big production for any advertising photography. We had 5 days shooting in 3 different cities: Helsinki FIN, Vilnius LU, and Šiauliai LU.


And now some people must be wondering about why I’ve chosen this picture. Why I didn’t choose one of those that we did with big productions? The reason is very simple: personally I think this one is better. I think that real feelings are always stronger than any production value money can buy."

MIKA HÄKKINEN
Palm Springs CA

Advertising photography for Nokian Tyres / McCann
Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen
PETRA MARKLUND
El Mirage CA
"We had great shoot with this stylish Swedish artist in the middle of the desert in California. Nice to do the fashion type shootings sometimes too."
BAM MARGERA
San Francisco CA
SCOTT IAN (ANTHRAX)
Helsinki FIN
"Another of my big idols from the teenage years. I was very happy to shoot him Helsinki 2006."
SLASH
Live in Manchester
GOOD CHARLOTTE
Norwich UK
MICHAEL MONROE
(HANOI ROCKS)
London UK

"I've shot the most official pictures for Michael Monroe & Hanoi Rocks during the past 12 years. This one was from the album shoot for Blackout States in London & Brighton UK 2015"
MICHAEL MONROE
(HANOI ROCKS)
Los Angeles CA

"One of my favorite shots with him. I've shot the most official pictures for Michael Monroe & Hanoi Rocks during the past 12 years. But this was actually from one of our unofficial sessions we did when I was living in Los Angeles 2016”
SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
West Hollywood CA
KAT VON D
Los Angeles CA
"One of the many shootings I've done for Kat von D. We did this at her old house. I did lot of shoots also at her tattoo shop where they shot the LA Ink tv-show but I think the best shots came at her house where was less hassle."
GOOD CHARLOTTE
Los Angeles CA
"From when we shot the official advertising pictures for their album Cardiology. We shot these pics on the rooftop of my house up in Hollywood Hills."
HIM
Helsinki FIN

Photographed for Helsinki Art Museum HAM


In the art collection of Morrison Hotel Gallery

TAKIDA
Sundsvall SWE
CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
Los Angeles CA
SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
The Roxy Theater
"This was a rare opportunity. The show was at a small but very legendary club in West Hollywood - The Roxy Theater. And there was only few photographers who were allowed to shoot."
GREG HETSON
(BAD RELIGION)
Anaheim CA
This picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
VILLE VALO (HIM)
Helsinki FIN
VILLE VALO (HIM)
Advertising photos & videos for Ville Valo & HIM since 2005

"This is from the video I directed for MGT & Ville Valo - Knowing Me Knowing You. We did the video with very small crew but it came out one of the most special works I've ever done. I feel that Valo just brought some exceptional magic with him for this shoot! I really recommend checking out this video since I think it's the best one I've done."

Some photographs from this shoot are in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
NICKE BORG
(BACKYARD BABIES)
Stockholm SWE
DREGEN
(BACKYARD BABIES)
Stockholm SWE
PETRA MARKLUND
El Mirage CA
"We had great shoot with this stylish Swedish artist in the middle of the desert in California. Nice to do the fashion type shootings sometimes too."
THE DUDESONS
Los Angeles CA
THE DUDESONS
Los Angeles CA
SONATA ARCTICA
Pasadena CA
SANTA CRUZ
Helsinki FIN
LEO STILLMAN
Helsinki FIN

"I don't have that many Finnish singing artists in here since the most people looking at these pics are not Finnish. But this from a very special video. This was taken after we shot the video. See the video in this LINK to find out why he's feeling like this.

I think this is the most simple yet most interesting video I've done. We shot the whole video with one take and the singer really gave it all for this. Before this take he ran over 10km to get to the feeling where you’ve just given it all (that what the lyrics are pretty much about). After that all is left is vulnerable yet charismatic persona. What’s more interesting than that?"

APOCALYPTICA
for Kalevala Jewelry 2016
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
NIGHTWISH
for Kalevala Jewelry 2015
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006

"These might be biggest prints ever made from my photographs. They did 20 meter high outdoor advertising from these pictures."
THE DUDESONS
for Kalevala Jewelry 2013
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
MICHAEL MONROE
for Kalevala Jewelry 2011
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
AMORPHIS
for Kalevala Jewelry 2007
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
HANNA PAKARINEN
for Kalevala Jewelry 2006
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2013
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2013
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2014
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2015
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2016
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2016
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2017
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
LIDL 2018
Advertising photography for Lidl

"This was my very first work for the grocery chain Lidl. It was very nice series of shoots and the big outdoor campaign was displayed well all over Finland in the fall 2018."
LIDL 2018
Advertising photography for Lidl

"This was my very first work for the grocery chain Lidl. It was very nice series of shoots and the big outdoor campaign was displayed well all over Finland in the fall 2018."
LIDL 2018
Advertising photography for Lidl

"This was my very first work for the grocery chain Lidl. It was very nice series of shoots and the big outdoor campaign was displayed well all over Finland in the fall 2018."
APOCALYPTICA
Advertising photos & videos for Apocalyptica since 2004

"I've been working with Apocalyptica for over 10 years. I shot this photograph when I was doing this video as advertisment for their 20 year anniversary album & tour.

We've also done one photo book together."

This picture is in the Vantaa Art Museum's art collection.
ISAC ELLIOT
She
Advertising photos & videos for Isac Elliot

"I've worked with Isac Elliot since his first album shoot 2012. We've done about 10 shoots for album covers, promos and advertising videos. This is my favorite frame from the advertising video we did for She"
ISAC ELLIOT
Wake Up World
Advertising photos & videos for Isac Elliot

"I've worked with Isac Elliot since we shot pictures for his first album 2012. We've done about 10 shoots for album covers, promos and advertising videos. This is one of my favorite album covers of them."
SUNRISE AVENUE
Popgasm
Advertising photography for Sunrise Avenue

"I've worked with Sunrise Avenue since we had photo shoot their first album in 2005. We've done over dozen shoots for their album covers and promo. This is one of my favorite album covers of them."
THE 69 EYES
Route 69
Photo book, Like Publishing 2006

"This cover picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum. In 2016 It was their main picture for advertising (and profile picture on social media pages etc.) and it was displayed right at the entrence of the museum. 2016 was the 10 year anniversary for the The 69 Eyes: Route 69 -photo book"
NIGHTWISH
Dark Passion Gallery
Photo book, Scene Nation 2008

Juurikkala did the graphic design for this book also.
APOCALYPTICA
Photobook
Photo book, Apocalyptica Inc. 2011

Juurikkala did the graphic design for this book also.
JYRKI 69
Rock'n'roll Juicer
Cookery/life style book, Like Publishing 2016
BAN KI-MOON (UNITED NATIONS)
with SHOTPAINT
Secretary-General's Farewell Celebration -portrait
Assignment by the United Nations

"I did this art piece together with an amazing painter Rauli Mård who hand-coloured this portrait. My original portrait without the colouring is in HERE.

And few weeks later the former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a letter where he was personally thanking us for this portrait."
STEVEN TYLER (AEROSMITH)
with SHOTPAINT
"In addition to the Secretary-General's farewell portrait (above this) United Nations ordered us to portray Stevel Tyler who recieved The 2016 Humanitarian Award.

I did this shotpaint -art piece with an amazing painter Rauli Mård who coloured this portrait. My original portrait without the colouring is in HERE."

The picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
KARELIA
FINLAND
”This Finnish band (Kotiteollisuus) has always had interesting symbolic image that tells very much about Finland.”
HELSINKI
FINLAND
"The big fire in Helsinki 2006. This happened right in front of the Finland's Parliament House. Those were fiery years in my personal life too."
HELSINKI
FINLAND
"Shot during the big fire in Helsinki 2006. This happened right in front of the Finland's Parliament House. Those were fiery years in my personal life too."
MÄNTYHARJU
FINLAND
"When I started shooting my big dream was to become an international rock photographer. The 2007 was a big turning point for me in Finland. It was quite a coincidence when apart from few exceptions all the most important international Finnish bands (Nightwish, HIM, Hanoi Rocks, Apocalyptica, and Amorphis) released albums in the same month and all of them had my pictures as the official promos. I realised I had to reach out to somewhere else from Finland if I wanted to proceed with my career.

Same time my personal life was getting too crazy and I had to take some personal time out at the country side. This picture was taken during that time. I think there's some very strong emotions in it. After few months of the peaceful life I felt I would be ready to move on.

And then the things started happening even though I wasn’t even doing anything. The Good Charlotte came to Finland with their crew that included Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and bihan media fuzz around them. The singer Joel Madden told me that he found my photo book The 69 Eyes: Route 69 as one of his favourite art pieces in the world. He invited me on tour with the band straight from that spot. And very soon after that I was living in Los Angeles."
VENICE BEACH
CALIFORNIA
"When I moved to LA my first hometown was Hermosa Beach. I had ocean view from my house and life was relaxed. I didn't have many clients at the very beginning so I did my own projects in the beach cities from Palos Verde to Malibu. These shells (that seemed almost like butterflies) were on the beach one morning. I think there was something very enchanting about them and this is how my first months in LA went by.

But as expected after few months I had so much real work I had to move closer to Hollywood so that I didn't have to spend several hours a day in my car. My friends in the beach cities said to me: 'Ville, Hollywood kills you!’ I told them I'll by fine and I moved to Hollywood Hills. Ok it didn't kill me in the end but it wasn't far."
MAUI
HAWAII
"In 2008 I was shooting a wedding in Hawaii. I really loved that peaceful place."
LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA
"First this looked just like any ordinary LA scenery but the wall text on the bottom right made this shot interesting. This was taken from my house at Hollywood Hills in the winter 2010. Around that time I knew I had to take a walk in order to survive. In order not to kill myself with the partying and all the other craziness I used to have in my life. And I did take that walk eventually in the summer 2010. I walked over 600 miles alone in the ancient pilgrimage road in Spain - The Road to Santiago."
MÄNTYHARJU
FINLAND
When I was done with the 1000km walk on The Road to Santiago. I felt like I needed more time for my thoughts. It was the fall 2010 and the weather was still nice in Finland so I decided to live few months in a tent on an island. But when the nights started to be minus celsius I got a bit afraid to get stucked on the island when the lake would freeze. I moved to a small cottage for the winter. In Spain it was easy to sleep anywhere under the stars just with the sleeping bag. But in Finland it gets a bit cold in the winter."
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
SPAIN
"2010 I spent two months walking on the ancient pilgrimage road in Spain. I walked about 1000 kilometers from Pyrenees mountains to the far side of the Europe at the Atlantic Ocean. That trip really changed my life. I decided that I want to stop the destructive life style I was having before that. I decided I wanted to be happy."
LOHJA
FINLAND
"After 1000km of walk in Spain and few months living on an island decided to live a whole winter in our old summer cottage in Lohja. It was very much middle of nowhere during the winter. Closest neighbors at that time of year were about 5-10km away. There was plenty of time to get know with myself.

2010-2011 were very much a life changing years for me. In the end of 2011 I decided to change my lifestyle completely. I quit drinking and other craziness since I knew they were doing nothing good for my life anymore. I decided to be happy again. That was the end of one era.

In the winter 2012 I met my future wife. In the summer 2012 I took her to walk the same road with me. The whole 1000km again. There was plenty of time to get know with each other. 9 months after our first baby was born. That was a beginning of a new era."
LOHJA
FINLAND
"After all the craziness I had in my life I'm very happy how things are now. I can live in this beautiful lakeside town Lohja with my beautiful wife and kids. And same time I'm fortunate to work with all the great people around the world. And to have my works displayed in many cool art museums and galleries."
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
"Don't Need You"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
London UK 2016

"This is the most popular video I've directed so far. On the day it came out it reached 1 million views within 24 hours."
MGT & VILLE VALO (HIM)
"Knowing Me Knowing You"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
Big Bear Lake CA / Helsinki FIN 2016

"I did the video with very small crew but it came out one of the most special works I've ever done. I feel that Ville Valo just brought some exceptional magic with him for this shoot!"
SONATA ARCTICA "Life"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
Iceland / Finland 2016
APOCALYPTICA "Battery"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
THE 69 EYES
"Jet Fighter Plane"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
SANTA CRUZ
"We Are The Ones To Fall"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
Helsinki FIN 2014
SANTA CRUZ "My Remedy"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
LEO STILLMAN
"I don't have that many Finnish video in here but this one is very special. I think this is the most simple yet most interesting video I've done.

We shot the whole video with one take and the singer really gave it all for this. Before this take he ran over 10km to get to the feeling where you’ve just given it all (that what the lyrics are pretty much about). After that all is left is vulnerable yet charismatic persona. What’s more interesting than that?"
SAARA "The Urge"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
Laguna Beach CA 2016
MICHAEL MONROE
"Ballad of Lower East Side"
Directed by Ville Juurikkala
People's Choice Winner at the Oulu Music Video Festival 2013
New York NY / Helsinki FIN 2013