Me visiting my sister's family in Northern Sweden, Norrbotten. Occasionally, it is sunny even there.

Me visiting my sister's family in Northern Sweden, Norrbotten. Occasionally, it is sunny even there.


Eija at G!-festival, Faroe Islands in July 2015 publishing her photo book.


Me and Nina working for Allmetalfest.com at Jalometalli Festival 2012.


Me in Saksun, Faroe Islands in 2011.


Me on tour with SIC making Fighters They Bleed-documentary in 2009.

Photographic Artist Eija Mäkivuoti

I am a Helsinki-based photographic artist and work with non-commercial long-term photo documentary projects. I also photograph performing arts such as music and performance art. I have been working as a photographer in a variety of interdisciplinary art projects and artist groups, such as mikroPaliskunta and the international performance company Oblivia.

I hold a BA level degree in photography from the Lahti Design Institute (Lahti University of Applied Sciences) and are previously also trained as a visual artist. I am a member of the Photographic Artists' Association in Finland.

I am active in Tjaldur - the friendship society between Finland-Faroe Islands since 2012. I have been the chair of the board since 2015.

I am part of a network of artists and culture actors who have a passion for the Arctic (and the neighbouring areas close to the Arctic regions) called artArctica. They organise a culture festival with the same name.

I collaborate with the blogger Nina Ratavaara who is blogging on her The Metal Phenomenon-blog. We have been working together for years, e.g. reviewing festivals for different media, like Allmetalfest.com and Helsinki Times.

Since fall 2016 I study in the master's degree programme Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) at Aalto University in Helsinki.

I am available for press shootings (live performance & events), promo sessions, tour documentaries and for any kind of photo documentary projects. Feel free to contact me, if you have any inquiries or have suggestions on a collaborative work.

 

Education

Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) | Master's Degree Programme, Aalto University, 2016–2018

Photographer, BA | Degree Programme of Visual Communication, Design Institute, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, 2010

New Photography (20 cr.), Lahti University of Applied Sciences, 2006

Graphic Design & Publishing studies (19 cr.), University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, 2003

Visual Artist, Vocational School of Western Lapland, 2000

 

My Gear

Canon 5D mark III | Canon 24-70 F2.8 L USM II | Canon 70-200 F4 L | Canon 50 F1.4

All material on this site is copyrighted. © Eija Mäkivuoti 1999-2017. Any use without permission is prohibited.

 

Some Work from the Past Years / A selection

I have been working during the years within the cultural sector in many different kinds of tasks. Here are some of them, to show the versatility of my practice.

Administrative Assistant 2015 – 2016: Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland

Photographer | journalist 2007 – 2016: Inferno-magazine

Photographer | journalist 2012 – 2016: Allmetalfest.com

IT-consultant 2012 – 2016: Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (CCIP platform), Copenhagen, Denmark / Riga, Latvia

IT-consultant 2012 – 2015: Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland

Photographer | web co-ordinator 2003 – 2014: Performance company Oblivia

Photographer | journalist 2012 – 2013: Imperiumi.net

Photographer | journalist 2009 – 2010: Noise.fi

Advisor 2007 – 2010: Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland

Project assistant & coordinator 2003 – 2006: NIFCA - Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Documentation photography | crew member 2006: Rethinking Nordic Colonialism - project

Photographer 2004: Gruss Marcella-project at Volkspalast, Palast der Republik, Berlin

Artist | photographer 2004: Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art 2004

Lecturer, photography 2000 – 2003: Vocational Institute of Western Lapland & Western Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Tornio, Finland

Museum assistant / documentation photography / web design / workshops etc. 1995 – 2002: The Aine Art Museum, Tornio

Photographic Assistant 1998: Phil Flowers Photography, Somerset, UK