Making of: The Iceland Series pt.2


About a month ago I finally got the opportunity to spend a week roadtripping and camping in Iceland. My plan was to photograph background-plates and other possible landscape-elements in Iceland, and then return back to Finland and photograph models in a studio and create a storytelling composite image out of all the elements.

Photo, concept & art direction: Lauri Laukkanen 
Retouch & art direction: Hannes Honkanen 
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I approached Studiovarustamo with the idea, and they quickly jumped on board and provided me with a Phase One 645df+ and an IQ260-digital back (a 60 megapixel monster of a camera) for the whole trip as well as for the studio-session a few weeks later. 

I also told about the project to Hannes Honkanen, a great retoucher/photographer-friend of mine, and he got excited about the project and offered to retouch the photos as a collaborative effort. I had worked with him on the previous Amelie Drozzin-shoot and loved the passion he has for retouching. 

Outi Pyy - a finnish fashion designer jumped on board at the late stages of the project and provided me with all the clothes I needed for the project. And the headpiece you see in the photograph are custom-made for me by Nadia Laukkanen, (who also happens to be my mother.) She roadtripped around Iceland with me and used that trip as an inspiration as she created these custom accessories for my shoot.

You can read a more detailed description about the full shoot here:

Making of

A quick PSD-breakdown of the final photo.

A quick PSD-breakdown of the final photo.


Photo, concept  & art direction: Lauri Laukkanen
Retouch & art direction: Hannes Honkanen
Model: Amelié Drozzin / Fondi
Clothes: Outi Pyy
Accessories: Nadia Laukkanen
Hair Stylist: Piatu Puhakka
MUA: Tiia Loikkanen

Camera: Studiovarustamo / PhaseOne

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