The dark Nordic winters
Inspiration from the polar lights and boreal forests
The sun that doesn’t rest in the summer
Moments in time

Sami Voutilainen (@vousa) is an experimental visual creative from Jyväskylä, Finland who specializes in expression abstracts and visual storytelling in his photography.

As an artist, Sami Voutilainen prefers not to stand still. Learning and experimenting are key elements in his perception and understanding of the world. However, photography is not a technical skill alone, but the most crucial factors are the story and the mood. A camera is a filter between the photographer and the world: both outside but still there, present in the moment. When taking a photograph, everything else fades away and all that is left is the photographer, the camera and the moment (captured).

In photography, always try something new. Trust your instincts, let intuition decide.



Shoot The Face Finalist 2019 - Shoot The Frame

Personal photography
Nominee in Fashion – Spider Awards 2019
IPA 2019 Honorable Mention – Fine Art, Portrait 2019
London Photo Festival – 3rd Abstract Photography
Salon Silver medal – Shadow Hunter Circuit 2019 Montegro
PSA Gold Medal – Shadow Hunter Circuit 2019 Montegro
Finalist – World’s Top 10 Fine Art Photographers 2019 (One Eyeland)
Shoot The Face Finalist – Shoot The Frame 2019
Honorable Mention in Creative portrait – Finnish Photo Awards (FPA) 2019
Nominee: Open Theme – Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2018
Honorable Mention in Silhouette, Amateur Category – International Color Awards 2018
Honorable Mention in Amateur Fine Art Category, Monochrome Photography Awards 2018
Honorable Mention in People: Other Category – ND Awards 2018
Honorable Mention in Special: Long Exposure Category – ND Awards 2018
“Gateway to Assembly 2049” – 1st at Assembly 2018
Honorable Mention in Amateur Portrait Category, Monochrome Photography Awards 2017
“Beam Me Up” – 1st at Assembly 2017
“Gotcha!” – 3rd at Assembly 2016

Demoscene collaboration
“Complex” by Doomsday – 3rd at Breakpoint 2004
“Legomania” by Doomsday – 1st at Assembly 2003
“Doomsday” by Complex – 3rd at Assembly 2003
“Limbo” by Byterapers – 1st at Assembly 2002
“Recycled” by Doomsday/Byterapers – 3rd at Assembly 2001
“Boost” by Doomsday – 1st at Assembly 1997
“Vivid Experiment” by Doomsday – 3rd at Assembly 1996



Light Up Berlin | Berlin 2019
VII LPWA worldwide exhibition | Casablanca, Morocco 2018
Oikokatu Photo | Jyväskylä, Finland 2018
Olympus Perspective Playground | Kraftwerk, Berlin 2017

demoskene.katastro.fi | Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki 2003