HELSINKI ART MUSEUM
Solo exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum HAM:
"HIM: Right Here In My Eyes by Ville Juurikkala"
KALEVALA JEWELRY & LAPPONIA
Advertising photography for Kalevala Jewelry & Lapponia

"I've done dozens of shootings for Kalevala Jewelry within the last 10 years. This iconic Finnish jewelry brand has such a classy style. This was very special session when we shot 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 that Finland's National Opera & Ballet has ever had."

NOKIA TYRES
Advertising photography for Nokia Tyres / McCann
Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen shot in Palm Springs CA 2016
UNITED NATIONS
Secretary-General's Farewell Celebration -portrait
Assignment by the United Nations

"I did this with an amazing painter Rauli Mård who coloured my portrait so it became our own unique shotpaint -art piece. That was given to the former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and few weeks after the event he sent a letter where he was personally thanking for the portrait."
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD
Advestising photography for Young Director Award (Cannes, France)

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

Awarded in most significant advertising competitions in Finland:
Kultajyvä 2007 & Vuoden huiput 2007
ANDREA BOCELLI
With his daughter Virginia, Helsinki FIN 2017

But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart...
-Antoine de Saint-Exyperu

"I've had this quote from 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)
With his son Tyler Lee, Long Beach CA 2009

"This is from photographic project I started with Good Charlotte's Joel Madden & his wife Nicole Richie in the fall 2008. I got plenty to of interesting people involved in very short time. One of the best moments was when Linkin Park -singer Chester Bennington contacted me thru our mutual friend and said he'd like be part of the project as well. I was very honoured since I had high respect on him as a musician. At the shoot he also turned out to be one of the nicest persons I've ever worked with. There's more pictures from this project in the end of my portfolio."
STEVEN TYLER
(AEROSMITH)
United Nations' assignment to portray Steven Tyler when he recieved their 2016 Humanitarian Award

The picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
Redondo Beach CA 2010
"I've had a privilidge to shoot this legendary guitarist 3 times. Twice I've had one on one shoot with him. Once I did live shots for his album cover Slash: Live in Manchester. In addition the management order some of my photos for t-shirts & other merchendise.

Guns N' Roses used to be one of my very favourite bands when I was a teenager so it was just amazing when I got reply from Slash's personal email that he really liked the photos!"
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
London UK 2016
"Shot when I was directing advertising video for Bullet For My Valentine's new single Don't Need You. I'm very happy how the video came out and it has had quite good viewing numbers too: it reached 10 million views already in 7 months."

GOOD CHARLOTTE
Los Angeles CA 2010

"I've done dozens of photo sessions for Good Charlotte since 2008. And they were the main reason why I moved to LA. That has played very significant role in my career so I guess I should tell the story behind it (sorry about the long story. Most pics are with shorter but there's few more longer stories in the end of my portfolio in case somebody is interested):

When I started shooting 1996 I was playing guitar in many bands and my big dream was to become an international rock photographer. The 2007 was a big turning point for me in Finland. 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. Then I realised I had to reach out to somewhere else from Finland if I wanted to proceed with my career. My first thoughts were New York or London. I even went to see some possible flats and studios for me in New York.

But then came opportunity for LA just like out of nowhere. In 2008 Good Charlotte came to Finland and they had lot of media hype around them. First of all the band was doing very good with their music. When albums were selling triple platinum (3 million in the US only and almost 5 million world wide) they were way bigger than any of the Finnish bands I had worked with so far. And in addition to the success in music the media was all around them since the singer Joel Madden had a child together with Nicole Richie and the guitarist Benji Madden was with together with Paris Hilton.

So it was quite exciting to meet them at the backstage after their show in Helsinki Ice Hall. But the whole conversation with the singer started when he told me that he found my photo book The 69 Eyes: Route 69 as one of his favourite art pieces in the whole world. He invited me on tour them straight from there. I must say I was quite surprised and very happy hear that. And 3 days later I was on tour with them in UK. And few months later when I got my work visa in US I was living in LA since they lived there.

We did the the very first shoot in Brighton UK and after that many sessions in Europe and US. This was from when we shot the official advertising pictures for their Cardiology album. We shot these pics on the rooftop of my house up in Hollywood Hills."
NIGHTWISH
Advertising photos & videos for Nightwish 2005-2017

"I've done all the official advertising photos for Nightwish within last 11 years. 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 in Europe. I've also shot one documentary film for them. And the photo book we in 2008 is still one of my very favorite works."
APOCALYPTICA
Advertising photos & videos for Apocalyptica 2004-2017

"I've been working with Apocalyptica for over 10 years. I shot this photograph when I was doing their Battery -music video. It was done as advertisment for their 20 year anniversary album & tour. We've also done a photo book together."

This picture is in the Vantaa Art Museum's art collection.
SLASH
Live in Manchester
"Even though it's just a live album I felt it quite amazing to get my picture on the album cover of the legendary Slash"
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."
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."
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"
RECKLESS LOVE
Monster
Photography and graphic design by Ville Juurikkala
THE 69 EYES
Jerusalem
Graphic design by Ville Juurikkala
JUHA TAPIO
Sinun vuorosi loistaa
Photography and graphic design by Ville Juurikkala
ANDREA BOCELLI

"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 who was on the side of the stage. First she was drawing on a paper but it was difficult to get it showing interesting in the photograph. So I decided to wait. And suddenly during the very last notes of the show she started 'imitating' her dad. I realized that this was the shot. Many times the best of my works are coming from other people's ideas but my job is just to capture those ideas as best I can. This time I'm very happy how the capture came out."

VILLE VALO (HIM)
Advertising photos & videos for Ville Valo & HIM 2005-2017

"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!"

The photo is now in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
VILLE VALO (HIM)
"Shot in Helsinki 2006 when we did the advertising pictures for HIM's Venus Doom -album"

The photograph is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
KAT VON D
Los Angeles CA 2009
"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 2009
"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 2009
"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 2012
Exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
HANNA KARTTUNEN
VICTOR DA SILVA
Helsinki FIN 2012
Exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
HANNA KARTTUNEN
VICTOR DA SILVA
Helsinki FIN 2012
Exhibition dancers who have won the World Championship three times.
PETRA MARKLUND (SEPTEMBER)
El Mirage CA 2009

"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."
PETRA MARKLUND (SEPTEMBER)
El Mirage CA 2009

"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."
PETRA MARKLUND (SEPTEMBER)
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles CA 2009

"I had quite cool home studio up in Laurel Canyon. The outdoor shower on the rooftop was very unique for many pictures."
PETRA MARKLUND (SEPTEMBER)
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles CA 2009
"There was pretty good views to Hollywood and Downtown LA from my home studio as well."
NICKE BORG
(BACKYARD BABIES)
"I think there's very fashion type feeling in these Backyard Babies -shots too. I guess it has something to do with the Swedish people. Easy to shoot them since they always look cool!"
DREGEN
(BACKYARD BABIES)
"I think there's very fashion type feeling in these Backyard Babies -shots too. I guess it has something to do with the Swedish people. Easy to shoot them since they always look cool!"
SCOTT IAN (ANTHRAX)
Helsinki FIN 2006
MIKA HÄKKINEN
for Nokia Tyres / McCann
Palm Springs CA 2016
Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen
APOCALYPTICA
for Kalevala Jewelry 2016
NIGHTWISH
for Kalevala Jewelry 2015
"Photo shoot where we did pictures for 20 meter sized outdoor advertising"
THE DUDESONS
for Kalevala Jewelry 2013
MICHAEL MONROE
for Kalevala Jewelry 2011
AMORPHIS
for Kalevala Jewelry 2008
HANNA PAKARINEN
for Kalevala Jewelry 2006
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2015
LAPPONIA JEWELRY 2013
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles CA 2010
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
Los Angeles CA 2010
CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood 2010
MAJA IVARSSON
(THE SOUNDS)
The Wiltern in Los Angeles CA 2010
GREG HETSON
(BAD RELIGION)
House of Blues Anaheim CA 2010
This picture is in the art collection of Vantaa Art Museum
SONATA ARCTICA
Pasadena CA
MICHAEL MONROE
(HANOI ROCKS)
Los Angeles CA
BACKYARD BABIES
Stockholm SWE
SANTA CRUZ
Helsinki FIN
SLASH
(GUNS N' ROSES)
West Hollywood CA
Slash's management ordered this picture for t-shirts and other merchandise.
BAM MARGERA
San Francisco CA
THE DUDESONS
Los Angeles CA
THE DUDESONS
Los Angeles CA
TAKIDA
Sundsvall SWE
NIGHTWISH
Šiauliai LU
"Dark Passion Play was the first time when I shot the official pictures for a Nightwish album. It was quite a big production for advertising photography. We had 5 days shooting in 3 different cities: Helsinki FIN, Vilnius LU, and Šiauliai LU"
NIGHTWISH
Montreal CAN
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."
GOOD CHARLOTTE
Norwich UK
CHESTER BENNINGTON
(LINKIN PARK)
with his son
Long Beach CA 2009
JOEL MADDEN
(GOOD CHARLOTTE)
with his daughter
Philadelphia PA 2008
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
APOCALYPTICA
"Photobook"
Photo book, Apocalyptica Inc. 2011
JYRKI 69
"Rock'n'roll Juicer"
Cookery book, Like Publishing 2016
PAPA GIOVANNI
"Aitoa elämää"
Cookery book, WSOY 2002

"Before the year 2006 I was shooting on film so it's been more difficult to find the older pictures for this portfolio. But here's one cookery book I shot during the early years of my career."
BAN KI-MOON (UNITED NATIONS)
by SHOTPAINT
Secretary-General's Farewell Celebration -portrait
Assignment by the United Nations

"I did this art piece with an amazing painter Rauli Mård who 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 for this portrait!"
STEVEN TYLER (AEROSMITH)
by 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. Those were fiery years in my personal life too. But even though I was out of my mind back then I think I managed to capture few good pictures. I think this is one of them."
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. But even though I was mainly out of my mind back then there's still some good pictures left behind. I think this is one of them."
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 and everybody. 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 I was living in Los Angeles since they lived there too. I did plenty of shoots with the Good Charlotte band and the Madden brothers and their families: weddings, Christmases, kids’ birthdays etc. When coming from small country like Finland it felt even bit surreal to spend spend Christmas wit's Joel Madden's and Nicole Richie's home.

That was the good side. I had plenty of great people to work with in LA (like Good Charlotte and the people around them). But the success had the other side too. And that other side was something I couldn't handle until I realised I had to stop drinking completely. But that took many years until I really admitted that to myself."
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 ('I am not a role model'). 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."
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
"So 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 called Lohja with my beautiful wife and kids. And same time I'm fortunate to work with all my great clients around the world. And my pictures in many cool art museums and art galleries as well."