Tanu Kallio

I’m a 37 years old freelancer photographer from Helsinki Finland. I got interested in street photography just a few years back when my friend started to do it with his mobile phone and started to publish his pictures in Instagram. I realized that Instagram could be much more than just a platform for a teenagers taking selfies. There was the whole world wide community making the mobile phone street photography. And it was easy, fast and fun. Your camera is always with you and you can edit and upload your photos right away. I’m still on that road.

This selection is a retrospect presentation of my work right now. I also wanted that the pictures would work as a series. For example, the editing style would be the same. Maybe I had to take one or two good pictures out because of that. 

I try to not think too much what I shoot. In a nutshell when I see something interesting I just go there and click. Sometimes it is a character, sometimes light or nice background, weird, funny or moving situation, basic street photography stuff. Of course composition plays a big part in my photos, but sometimes situation happens so fast that it’s impossible to get it right.

Human under the bridge
A human is walking under the highway bridge.Helsinki, April 2016..
Kamppi Chapel
The Kamppi Chapel on the background. Lots of shapes and lines.Helsinki, June 2016..
Lady on the Metro
Lady on the MetroHelsinki, September 2016..
Museum front
In front of Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Evening sun. There are lots of architectura..
Old lady at the bus stop
Old lady at the bus stopParis, July 2016..
Paris metro
For this picture I have worked with the most. I took at least 3 metros back and forth to f..
Person in Paris
This man turned his eyes to me at just the right moment.Paris, July 2016..
Shadow through the houe
The sun is shining between the houses.Prague, March 2016..
Stairs of the Stockmann
The stairs of the Stockmann department store in Helsinki.Helsinki, June 2016..
The Louvre pyramid
The Louvre pyramid.Paris,  June 2016..
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