Behold, the author!
Tõnu has become one of my main collaborators – my portfolio includes an ever increasing number of his photos. Tõnu’s architectural compositions and documentary style was exactly what I was looking for which is why I was very happy when Tõnu first approached me last autumn about an idea of his. He wanted to order an accessory for his camera which would function both as a handle and as a looser strap. The wristband has now been tested both in the hustle and bustle of parties and in the serene settings of nature photo shoots. Its success has led to the creation of other similar items - Tõnu contacted me recently with a request for another strap because he had purchased a new gadget for his camera. Soon, Tõnu will probably own a whole collection of the wristbands – a custom-made strap for every photo opportunity!
Tõnu’s great love is capturing architecture and urban
spaces which have a unique character. Documenting ephemeral views has been his
passion ever since he first held a camera 12 years ago. Looking through his
portfolio is a delight because his beautiful visuals always tell a story.
Similarly to his powerful architectural photography, his portraits which carry
a similar rhythmic quality also leave a grand impression. In addition to that,
he builds beautiful frames for his photos which add a personal touch without
intervening with the story in the photo – his presentation skills really dot
the i’s and cross the t’s of his artwork. Tõnu’s photos are sincere and they
leave room for both the viewer and the subject.
Not many young photographers in Estonia are able to
live off photography. Tõnu was no exception at first but he decided to risk it
and see what would happen if you use what you have learned and do what you
love. Being in a similar situation myself, it is inspiring to see that Tõnu’s
style has been noticed, he is working on several projects and his enthusiasm
has not diminished. It seems that taking a risk is paying off – he is making a
name for himself in his chosen field and I am sure that he will be one of the
most renowned photographers in Estonia in no time. All I can do is to keep working
as hard as I can to be on the par with my designs and projects to inspire Tõnu
for a long time to come. Even after he has conquered the world.