What's the most challenging environment you've worked in?
"Lapland, in the north of Finland, in the winter. The temperatures were -20 to -25°C and it was dark the whole time. It was the most challenging location for me and the camera gear, but it was also the most fun. I like to feel the power of nature and the cold temperatures. I'm not a sunny beach kind of guy."
Do you usually shoot the same athletes?
"Yes. If you are familiar with the athlete, you know what kind of tricks they like and what looks good. Also, on the personal side, most of the athletes have become my friends and of course it's really nice to spend time on the road with your friends. If it's possible, I also try to keep the same crew so shooting feels comfortable."
How long does it take to get the perfect picture?
"Sometimes it happens very quickly, like when you have all your puzzle pieces together and you just go to your location and you know exactly what you're going to do. It can take less than an hour. But sometimes you have to do a lot of preparation, especially for an athlete when he's jumping in the snow. You have to build ramps and set up flashes, and it can take two to three days to get just one image."
How much post-production work do you do?
"I might change saturation, contrast and so on, but I never change the image to get the athlete higher, for example. I try to get the images as perfect as possible in-camera, partly because I'm really bad at Photoshop. If I left a backpack in a shot, I know it would take me longer to remove it in post-production than it would for me to walk over and pick it up."