Aku is a Finnish-American documentary photographer studying at the London College of Communication. His creative practice is motivated by an admiration for nuance in our surroundings. He explores this angle through aesthetic choices and compositions which underscore the bizarre and peculiar in human behavior. Aku is experienced in both still and moving image and has worked professionally for newspapers and magazines across Finland. His work has been awarded by College Photographer of the Year, Communication Arts, and the National Press Photographers Association. Aku’s ongoing work is of his family as he comes to terms with his dual identity.

Currently based in London


2020-2023 BA London College of Communication
Fall 2021 Photo I, Danish School of Media and Journalism

2022 June-Aug. Satakunnan Kansa (FI) Staff Photographer

Selected Awards and Exhibitions
2023 Nominated for the Leica Oskar Barnard Newcomer Award
2022 1st Place in the NPPA 2022 Student Quarterly
2021 Awarded by Communication Arts for student art/design photography work
2021 Finalist in CPOY 77 Multimedia: Group Story or Essay Category