I have explored sexual identity and the depiction of the human body in different ways. In the series Mirror (1989) and Mother Nature's Son (1994) I pondered the male body, sexuality and sensuality.
In mirror, which would become my degree work at Lahti Polytechnic photography program, I worked for the first time earnestly with auto-portraiture or self-portraiture, if you will. Using myself as a model, more for the convenience and mutual understanding than for any other reason, I could get exactly what I wanted with unlimited time with my model. Obviously, as a young artist to be, I reflected a lot of myself and my feelings and experiences in the work. However, from the very beginning I did think beyond myself into more general and intellectual ideas about gender and identity.