VILLE JUURIKKALA - PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR


"Ville is one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever worked with. At the shoot he really takes his place when directing the rock stars. He’s a nice easy going person and doesn’t take himself too seriously. That helps the models to relax and give the best of them to the camera. But same time Ville takes his work very seriously. These skills compined with simply top rock’n’roll photography will take this young man far."
-RICARDO FERNANDEZ / DIRECTOR A&R OF SONY MUSIC UK 2008

"These photos are amazing!"
-KAT VON D / LA INK 2009

"Great vibe! I really love the look of these!"
-SLASH / GUNS N’ ROSES 2010

"Ville is truly one of a kind!"
-MICHAEL MONROE / HANOI ROCKS 2015

"Our mission is to work with the artists with exceptional unique style and Ville is absolutely one of them!"
-KATI HUOVINMAA / DIRECTOR OF VANTAA ART MUSEUM ARTSI 2016

"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 2018
(Morrison Hotel Gallery® is the world leader in fine art music photography representing 125 of the most highly acclaimed music photographers)

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CONTACT:
INSTAGRAM
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

ville(at)juurikkala.fi

STUDIO MARILYN
Arkadiankatu 15
00100 Helsinki
Finland


AGENCY IN FIN/EU:
Helmikuvaajat
‭+358 44 303 579

MANAGER IN US:
Donna Delmas
‭+1 914 441-3467

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INTERVIEWS (narrow selection in Finnish & Swedish):

Helsingin Sanomat 2020: 40th birthday interview
1 page interview. Finland’s biggest newspaper. In Finnish.

MTV Huomenta Suomi 2019: Rocktähtien luottokuvaaja Ville Juurikkala
9 min TV-interview. Finland's biggest morning talk show. In Finnish.

Iltalehti 2019: Takaisin luontoon, Ville Juurikkala loi unelmiensa uraa Amerikassa, kunnes kyllästyi kylmään keinotodellisuuteen

Cover story (weekend edition) with 4 pages. Finland's third biggest news paper. In Finnish.

TV1 Puoli Seitsemän 2018:
Rock-valokuvaaja Ville Juurikkala valloitti maailman, mutta palasi Suomeen
20 min TV-interview. One of Finland's biggest evening talk shows. In Finnish.

Ilta-Sanomat 2018: Ville Juurikkalalle ovat poseeranneet rokkarit ja seurapiirikaunottaret – näin suomalaismiehestä tuli kansainvälisten tähtien luottokuvaaja
2 page interview. Finland's second biggest newspaper. In Finnish.

MTV Huomenta Suomi 2017: HIM:in tarina luottokuvaajan silmin
7 min TV-interview. Finland's biggest morning talk show. In Finnish.

Helsinkin Sanomat 2017: HIM on esillä New Yorkissa rockvalokuvien huippugalleriassa ensimmäisenä suomalaisartistina
News about Juurikkala's exhibition in New York. Finland's biggest news paper. In Finnish.

Radio Nova 2015: Kansainvälisesti menestynyt rock-valokuvaaja Ville Juurikkala: "Sivustaseuraajanakaan ei meinannut pää pysyä kasassa"
50 min interview. Finland’s biggest radio channel. In Finnish.

Soundi 2015: Suomen tunnetuimman rockvalokuvaajan näyttely Jussi 69:n baariin – "Villen kuvat ovat ajattomia ja uniikkeja taideteoksia"
News about Juurikkala's exhibition in Helsinki. Finland's biggest music magazine. In Finnish.

Rumba 2008: Tähtien kuvaaja Ville Juurikkala
Cover story and 4 pages. Finland's second biggest music magazine. In Finnish.

Hufvudstadsbladet Volt 2007: Ville Juurikkala: Shoot From The Hip
Cover story (weekend edition) and 6 pages. Finland's biggest Swedish news paper. In Swedish.

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BIO:

Ville Akseli Juurikkala (1980) is an awarded photographer/director from Finland. He started working as professional photographer in 1999.

Juurikkala best known from his intensive rock'n'roll portraits but he has a wide ranging career with art and advertising photography.

Juurikkala is officially established by important art museums and galleries. In 2015 Vantaa Art Museum ARTSI purchased Juurikkala's art works (Bad Religion etc.) in their art collection. 2017 he had a solo exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum HAM and later in the same year a highly respected American art gallery Morrison Hotel Gallery accepted Juurikkala's works in their art collection.

He has been awarded in the most significant advertising competitions in Finland - Vuoden huiput and Kultajyvä (2007)

In 2007 Juurikkala was thinking about staying in Finland to build a bigger career as an advertising photographer. But in the 2008 decided to move to Los Angeles. And very soon after Juurikkala moved to California he worked with many of the world's biggest musicians (Slash / Guns N’ Roses, Chester Bennington / Linkin Park and many others).

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER (few selections):
-Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
-Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
-Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
-Kat von D (LA Ink)
-Mika Häkkinen (Formula One World Champion)
-Ban Ki-moon (United Nations Secretary-General)

DIRECTOR (few selections):
-Bullet For My Valentine
-Ville Valo (HIM)
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Nightwish

COMMERCIAL CLIENTS (few selections):

-United Nations
-Lidl
-RAY
-Nokian Tyres

-Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia
-The National Opera & Ballet (Finland)
-Stockmann
-Young Director Award

ADVERTISING AGENCIES (few selections):

-PHS/TBWA
-McCann
-Dynamo & Son
-Folk Finland

AWARDS (few selections):

-Vuoden huiput (one of the most significant advertising competitions in Finland): Young Director Award -poster (2007)
-Kultajyvä (one of the most significant advertising competitions in Finland): Young Director Award -poster (2007)
-City-lehden kaupungin parhaat
(The Best of Helsinki/Finland): The Best Rock Photographer (2007)
-Oulu Music Video Festival
- People's Choice Winner "Michael Monroe: Ballad of Lower East Side" (2013)


GRANTS (few selections):
-Islander -photo exhibition in Ivana Helsinki Concept Store, New York NY,
2500 euros from Patricia Seppälä Foundation (2012)

-Nightwish: A Day Before Tomorrow -documentary film, 5000 euros from ESEK (2005)

EXHIBITIONS:

-Espoon kulttuurikeskus: “Metsässä” (solo exhibition) Espoo FIN 2019

-Vantaa Art Museum ARTSI: “Korson kriminaalit” (solo exhibition) Vantaa FIN 2018

-Morrison Hotel Gallery: "HIM: Right Here In My Eyes" (solo exhibition) New York NY 2017

-Helsinki Art Museum HAM: "HIM: Right Here In My Eyes" (solo exhibition) Helsinki FIN 2017

-Art on A Gallery: "Shotpaint by Ville Juurikkala & Rauli Mård" (solo exhibition) New York NY 2017

-Vantaa Art Museum ARTSI: "Cover Art" (group show) Vantaa FIN 2016

-Tiketti Galleria: “It’s Only Rock’n’Roll” (solo exhibition) Helsinki FIN 2015

-Ivana Helsinki Concept Store NYC: “Islander” (solo exhibition) New York NY 2012

-Finnfest 2011: "Art With Finnish Feelings” (group show) San Diego CA 2011

-Colosseum Fine Arts (group show) Los Angeles CA 2010

-Collective Hardware: "Happier Endings" (group show) New York NY 2009

-Gershwin Hotel: "The 69 Eyes: Route 69" (solo exhibition) New York NY 2006

-Tennispalatsi: "Keisarikunta" (solo exhibition) Helsinki FIN 2004

-Tikkurilan kirjasto: “Muotokuvia” (solo exhibition) Vantaa FIN 1999



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Most pictures on this website are for sale as art prints.
Many of them are available from Morrison Hotel Gallery.
If you like some picture that you can't find from the link just ask.