Juuso Westerlund's images are overwhelmingly intense and weird, sometimes grimly cold, yet warm. It's the kind of photography where you just have to see another one, and another one, and when you think you recognise something you are only thrown into another scene from a daily life situation that you most likely haven't seen before, at least not photographed. Not like this. The photographs reveal a never ending curiosity and love of people, joy of the absurd and surreal. Never boring. And in the quest for defining oneself. And never letting go of that youthful lightness, carelessness and joy of getting oneself into weird, wonderful places. Into the rabbit hole, or that divy karaoke bar. Intensely looking, living - and as a byproduct, telling.
Juuso Westerlund is based in Helsinki, Finland. He works on both commissioned work and with his personal projects. Westerlund shoots for various magazines such as: WSJ, Bloomberg Businessweek, Guardian Weekend, Monocle, M le Monde and The Wire. His personal work has been presented in the Guardian, Vice, GUP, It’s Nice That, Artsy, Creative Review and Slate Magazine, among others.
Westerlund has MA in phototography at the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki. He has been exhibited and awarded both domestically and internationally. Westerlund gives artist talks, runs photography workshops and has served as jury member for various contests.
Juuso Westerlund is a member of the Scandinavian Moment Agency Collective. He is represented by the Institute Artist.
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Clients outside the Nordics
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