With his “Jumbo Rock” series garnering Honorable Mention and Nominations in the Fine Art category at this year’s Black and White Spider Awards, it’s clear that it’s not just us that have a fascination with these clever Markku images. For Markku, love of giant rocks happened early, partly spurred by the Finnish national author Aleksis Kivi […]
For over 30-years, the AOP Photographers Awards continue to showcase exceptional imagery and as such, we are thrilled to share that Markku’s, drawn from more than 2000 entries, took top honors. The Elephant took Best-Of Commissioned Advertising Single Image while the Flamingos placed in the top 12. Not only were the winning images celebrated with an […]
Pulls all the right strings (again). Art Producer Brian Bushaw of M&C Saatchi said it best about Why Markku Lahdesmaki for making these iconic San Diego Zoo concepts come to life: “There were a few key factors that led to awarding the job to Markku. The shots were challenging composites, requiring special attention to lighting and […]
We are excited to share some of our favorite portraits from Markku’s 2nd Taxi series. For this latest taxi adventure, Markku and Anne traveled to Cuba to find and document the thousands of American cars from the 1950’s that are put to work as taxis. Markku spent his days walking the streets from sunrise […]
A life-long entertainer, the quiet and surprising kind, is Markku Lahdesmaki. These innate qualities reflected in his approach to every aspect of his life — from his photography to the way he sees the world, always seeing or making fun or joy in every opportunity. His latest series, currently entitled “Jumbo Rock” fits […]
We are very proud to share that Markku Lahdesmaki’s Avanto project, the stunning images and short film of Finland’s traditional polar plunge that were shot near Markku’s home town of Tampere, Finland, have been featured by the Guardian UK and The Leica Camera Blog. Go Markku. To see and learn more at Leica, please click here. […]
Markku’s first two loves were cameras and motorbikes. For his 16th birthday, he was asked to choose one or the other. His strategy was to get a camera first and make enough money taking photos to buy a motorbike (which has worked out quite well for him). So when long-time client BBDO New York called with […]
Markku recently shot a new ad with Burrell for the Toyota Avalon. Markku created a magical scene of a couple star gazing under the Northern Lights.
The Graphis jury selects the most compelling work of the year among the thousands of submissions. We were thrilled to learn Markku has won Photo Annual 2015 Gold with this image of singer-songwriter Julian Jones in John Varvatos’ FW 14 line.
Markku’s latest campaign for FedEx showcases FedEx’s packing services. The concepts showed large and odd sized shaped items that FedEx can pack for you. Markku shot the backgrounds/landscapes for all the images before the shoot day with the talent and was able to comp together the plates on set.
Markku continued his collaboration with BBDO and Snickers on this Holiday themed ad. This new installment of the “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign features a freshly shaved Santa Claus at a classic barbershop.
In the latest installment of the “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign, Markku shot Godzilla waterskiing, riding an ATV and just all around having a good time. Working with BBDO NY, Markku shot the print in tandem with the TV Commercial production. The Godzilla you see in the images was a live actor in […]
In the era of endless information, it’s exciting to see that companies like WD are there to let you have a cloud of your own to store it all in. And there wasn’t a minute to spare in getting these ads to market either. Markku, forever the tireless and patient craftsman, drove the bus and […]
Markku recently spent a weekend traversing the California Coastline creating this beautiful series of different styles of campers in gorgeous landscapes. Markku also managed to capture the the relaxation and peace that the owners of these Campers were experiencing as well.
In LA, it has been often said that there is nothing more important in marketing a movie or a TV show than the promotional artwork (for the last 41-years, the Hollywood Reporter has held a yearly contest (The Key Art Awards) as well a subsequent party to celebrate the exceptional). For this series entitled “On […]
From concept drawings to photographic finals, Markku and AD Jens Waernes lovingly labored over each aligning detail. Thanks to Art Producer Erin Breen and Photo Producer Gyorgi Sapojnikoff for ensuring juxtapositioning could be so.
Because Markku never tires when it comes to finding reasons to tell photographic stories that entertain so then it should also stand to reason that we will never tire of receiving as well as sharing them.
Congratulations to J.B. Fitts and Markku for being selected for the 2012 PDN Photo Annual. J.B.’s work for ULCA Magazine was one of the winners in the editorial category and Markku’s series of portraits of taxi drivers in Mumbai was a winning entry in the personal category.
Yes, we’d been standing like fans outside the house of Markku for years so we were pretty giddy when it came to be that we’d have the honor to get involved as his Agents. And since we are still in the getting to know each other phase, we can say all loud and proud that […]
Anne and Markku. Working for BBDO/GE. Captured in 3D.
Continuing on with Brite admirations to Markku and BBDO for their collaborative efforts on a Snickers campaign, entitled “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry“. Firstly, congratulations for how these portraits brought to print-life the hothead and hungry side of comedians Joe Pesci, Roseanne Barr, Richard Lewis and Don Rickles and nextly on their selection into […]