I work as a freelance photographer and journalist in Helsinki Metropolitan area. I work through Lilith Osuuskunta. My clients consist of different magazines, theaters, commercial and private customers; Helsingin Sanomat, A-lehdet, Otavamedia, OtavamediaOma, Sanoma Magazines, Sanoma Media Finland, Maailman Kuvalehti, Opettajalehti, Lapsen maailma, Iso Numero, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, Kameralehti, HSY, SYKE.
I have a professional degree in photography (VAT, May 2016) from Helsinki Vocational Adult Institute (Stadin aikuisopisto). Before that, I studied photojournalism at HEO Helsinki Evangelical Institute (Helsingin Evankelinen Opisto) in 2012-2013. I started actively photographing as a dear hobby already in the mid 1990s, and since it has bee a very active part of my everyday life.
My focus has always been people, society, infrastructure, culture and environment.
I also publish articles in cooperation with different journalists and photographic stories through an internet based publication Rapport.fi
More recent work can be seen in my blog. https://vanessariki.kuvat.fi/blog/