MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY

Photographs in the art collection of Morrison Hotel Gallery
(In this photo Ville Valo/HIM)

"When I started photography during my teen age years over 20 years ago my biggest dream was to get some of my works in this gallery."

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


HELSINKI ART MUSEUM
Solo exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum HAM:
HIM Right Here In My Eyes by Ville Juurikkala
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)
Redondo Beach 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.”
SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
West Hollywood CA
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
"In 2017 I had a rare opportunity to shoot some exclusive portraits of the legendary opera singer Andrea Bocelli in Helsinki."
GOOD CHARLOTTE
Los Angeles CA
Official promo shoot for the Good Charlotte in 2010.

"We did this shoot on the rooftop of my home studio up in Laurel Canyon (Hollywood Hills)."
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Los Angeles CA
The official promo shoot for the Gravity-album in Los Angeles 2018.
NIGHTWISH
Helsinki FIN
The official promo shoot for the "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" -album in 2015.
HANOI ROCKS
Helsinki FIN
The official promo picture for the come back of the original line-up in 2022.
SCOTT IAN (ANTHRAX)
Helsinki FIN
"Another of my big idols from my teenage years. I was very happy to shoot him Helsinki 2006."
KIKO LOUREIRO (MEGADETH)
Helsinki FIN
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles 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."
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 hand-coloured my portraits.

This art piece 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."
SLASH
"Live in Manchester"
-album cover
LAURI TÄHKÄ
Lapland FIN
"This photo of Lauri Tähkä is one of my very favorite portraits all time."
JUSSI69
(THE 69 EYES)
Reno NV
THE 69 EYES
(with Stormtrooper)
Boston MA
PETRA MARKLUND
El Mirage CA
"We had great shoot with this stylish Swedish artist in the middle of the El Mirage desert in California 2009. Nice to do some fashion type shootings sometimes too."
PETRA MARKLUND
Los Angeles CA
"We did this photo shoot on my home street Mannix Drive up in Laurel Canyon (Hollywood Hills) 2009."
GREG HETSON
(BAD RELIGION)
Los Angeles CA
Greg Hetson (Bad Religion) with his daughter Violet portrayed in Los Angeles 2009.

"We did this shoot on the rooftop of my home studio up in Laurel Canyon (Hollywood Hills)."
JOEL MADDEN
(GOOD CHARLOTTE)
Philadelphia PA
Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) with his daughter Harlow portrayed in Philadelphia PA
ANDREA BOCELLI
Helsinki FIN

Andrea Bocelli with his daughter Virginia portrayed in Helsinki FIN 2017

"
The photo session with Andrea Bocelli reminded how true is my favorite quote "But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart..." (Antoine de Saint-Exyperu's Little Prince)

I'm grateful I got an opportunity to do a small photo shoot with this warm hearted person and his lovely family."

CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
Long Beach CA
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) with his son Tyler Lee portrayed in Long Beach CA
VILLE VALO (HIM)
Helsinki FIN
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Los Angeles CA
The official promo shoot for the Gravity-album in Los Angeles 2018.
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."
GOOD CHARLOTTE
Norwich UK
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."
NIGHTWISH
Montreal CAN

Advertising photos & videos for Nightwish since 2005

"I've done official album photographs for three Nightwish albums. We've had shootings in various locations pretty much all over the world (Europe, North-America, and South-America).

This one is from Canada where we shot promo pictures for their Imaginaerum-album in 2011."
NIGHTWISH
Šiauliai LU

Official promo shoot for the Dark Passion Play -album in Lithuania 2006.

MICHAEL MONROE
(HANOI ROCKS)
Los Angeles CA

"One of my favorite shots with Michael Monroe. I've shot the most of the official album pictures for Michael Monroe & Hanoi Rocks since 2005.

But this was actually from one of our unofficial sessions we did while I was living in Los Angeles 2016.”
MICHAEL MONROE
(HANOI ROCKS)
London UK

"I've shot the most of the official album pictures for Michael Monroe & Hanoi Rocks since 2005.

This one was from the promo shoot we did for the Blackout States -album. We did shootings for this album in London & Brighton UK 2015."
BAM MARGERA
San Francisco CA
BACKYARD BABIES
Stockholm SWE
MIKA HÄKKINEN
Palm Springs CA

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

Awarded in most significant advertising competitions in Finland:
Kultajyvä 2007 & Vuoden huiput 2007
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD
Advestising photography for Young Director Award (Cannes FRA)

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

LIDL
Advertising photography for Lidl

"This was my very first work for the grocery chain Lidl and it was very nice series of shoots. The big outdoor campaign was well displayed all over Finland in the fall 2018."
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"
MIKA HÄKKINEN
for NOKIAN TYRES

Advertising photography for Nokian Tyres / McCann
Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen photographed in Palm Springs CA
THE DUDESONS
for ROOSANAUHA

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

NIGHTWISH
for KALEVALA JEWELRY
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006

"These portraits of Floor Jansen (Nightwish) must be biggest prints ever made from my photographs. They did 20 meter high outdoor advertising prints from these pictures."
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles CA
Maja Ivarsson in her dressing room in The Wiltern Theater (Los Angeles CA 2010).
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles CA
GREG HETSON
(BAD RELIGION)
Anaheim CA

This picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum

"I was very happy to be able to do this exclusive photo shoot with Bad Religion at their gig at the House of Blues."

SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
The Roxy Theater
"This was a rare opportunity to get these kind of up close and personal live show photographs of Slash. The show was at a small exclusive club in West Hollywood - The Roxy Theater. There was only very 2-3 photographers who were allowed to shoot this show."
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."

CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
Los Angeles CA
MICHAEL MONROE
(HANOI ROCKS)
Turku FIN

“This one of my personal favorites with Michael Monroe. We did at his home in Turku 2013. This shoot was not an official assignment but just for fun.”

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

HANNA KARTTUNEN
VICTOR DA SILVA
Helsinki FIN
Exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
HANNA KARTTUNEN
VICTOR DA SILVA
Helsinki FIN
Hanna Karttunen & Victor da Silva are exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
KOTITEOLLISUUS
Karelia FIN
”We've had many great photo shoots with this Finnish metal band. I think these photos are telling something deep about the nature of a Finnish man.”
PERTTU KIVILAAKSO
(APOCALYPTICA)
Hannover GER 2011
Hannover GER 2011
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."
PETRA MARKLUND
El Mirage CA
"We had great shoot with this stylish Swedish artist in the middle of the El Mirage desert in California 2009. Nice to do some fashion type shootings sometimes too."
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."
HIM
Helsinki FIN

Photographed for Helsinki Art Museum HAM


In the art collection of Morrison Hotel Gallery

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
THE DUDESONS
Los Angeles CA
THE DUDESONS
Los Angeles CA
SONATA ARCTICA
Pasadena CA
SANTA CRUZ
Helsinki FIN
APOCALYPTICA
for Kalevala Jewelry 2016
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia since 2006
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 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 and it was very nice series of shoots. The big outdoor campaign was well displayed all over Finland in the fall 2018."
LIDL 2018
Advertising photography for Lidl

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

"This was my very first work for the grocery chain Lidl and it was very nice series of shoots. The big outdoor campaign was well displayed 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
SUNRISE AVENUE
Popgasm
Advertising photography for Sunrise Avenue

"I've worked with Sunrise Avenue since we had photo shoot their debut 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."
LAURI TÄHKÄ
Meidän tulevat päivät
THE 69 EYES
Route 69
Fine art photobook by Ville Juurikkala, 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 -photobook."
NIGHTWISH
Dark Passion Gallery
Fine art photobook by Ville Juurikkala, Scene Nation 2008
APOCALYPTICA
"Photobook"
Fine art photobook by Ville Juurikkala, Apocalyptica Inc. 2011
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
HELSINKI
FINLAND
"The big fire in Helsinki 2006. This happened right in front of the Finland's Parliament House."
HELSINKI
FINLAND
"The big fire in Helsinki 2006. This happened right in front of the Finland's Parliament House."
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 big 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. They felt like they were butterflies from the city of Atlantis.

This was 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 don't go there! Hollywood will kill you!’"
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 close my house at Hollywood Hills in 2010. Around that time I was starting to feel like would need to take a walk. I would leave LA behind in order to survive. So that I wouldn't kill myself with the partying and all the other craziness I used to have in my life.

In the summer 2010 I left everything in LA behind. I sold all my belongings and I flew Spain to have over 600 miles hike in the ancient pilgrimage road: Camino de Santiago - Santiago's Road."
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."
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."
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."
FISKARS
FINLAND
"After all the craziness I've had in my life I'm very happy how things are now."