The Photographer Knut Koivisto

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Knut Koivisto works in Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s most respected portrait photographers. In the beginning of 1997 he started his own studio concentrating on corporate portraits and as a still photographer on Swedish major movies and television dramas. Knut Koivisto’s no-nonsense portraits of Sweden’s glitterati and top magnates cut through egos, forced poses and projected personalities, right to the very heart and soul of a person. To put the person at the center and capturing a sense of reality is central to the way Knut works.

Knut teaches at Fotografiska Akademin, where he leads popular workshops in portrait photography. He has also lectured and held classes abroad, including Norway, Denmark, Germany and Japan. The switch to digital photography and the possibility with the emerging social medias has also become a great interest for Knut Koivisto. And in addition to regular workshops in portrait photo he also holds workshops in mobile photography.

KK is Fuji Ambassador and on Instagram. There is where I found him in December 2017 searching which camera should be my next. He provided first class advices and I ended up with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Fujifilm XF 16-55 mmf/2.8 R LM WR. Admittedly a bit over my budget, but I do not regret the investment. It’s a superb tool. The 16-55 is “not small”, but the advantage is that it stay on the camera allways. No dust on the sensor!

After my first inquiry, KK has been so kind and adviced me in other matters related to the mystery in how to realize oneself through photography. 😉

By following Knut on Instagram I have discovered his qualities and skills and standing among photographers.  In addition to being a respected portrait photographer, KK is a gifted Street-photographer, and it is as such I feel most “related” to him.

KK ran @fotografiska Instagram between October 2012 – September 2014. When he started they had about 1.400 followers, when he left it had increased to about 25.000. Since then he has also visited LensCulture, Fujifilm Nordic and @fotografiska Instagram (again May 2018).

FOTOGRAFISKA Wall of Fame by Knut Koivisto is his project in collaboration with FOTOGRAFISKA. It’s about the photographers who have exhibited at FOTOGRAFISKA throughout the years.

At Fotografiska Academy he is running a portrait workshop (del 1) and a Master Class Portrait Workshop (del 2).


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Their official web-site > Fotografiska

If you want to be Inspired and learn some trade-secrets – follow my advice follow Knut Koivisto on Instagram.