Eija Mäkivuoti is creating Photographic Art and (Visual) Narratives in Different Formats.
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I am a Helsinki-based photographic/visual artist, visual communication and visual culture specialist, cultural worker and an arts-based researcher. I work with long-term narratives, and in different cross-and interdisciplinary art projects and artist groups. I photograph live performative arts, such as music and performance art.

Travels, encounters, storytelling, immersion and explorations to contemporary cultures and phenomena as well as intimate collaborations with people are the main themes in my work. Important ingredients in my artistic work are cross-disciplinary and co-operative working methods drawing from critical arts-based research methods. I am exploring collaborative storytelling, and want to forward these empirical experiences, encounters and insights into my storytelling. The magical moments of everyday life fascinates me, the local and situational knowledges shared with people and places I collaborate with, as well as the shared narratives, in words and in images. At the moment my work could be described as documentary poetry.

I work for example with non-commercial long-term non-fiction narratives, participatory storytelling as well as other collaborative and participant engaging projects from an ethical and socio-cultural angle. Above all I am a multi-disciplinary cultural worker, with experience in working in different cultural institutions and organisations. Hence I am many things professionally. One of my passions are photographing live music, especially metal music.

I am a member of the Photographic Artists' Association in Finland and part of the artArctica-network. At times I volunteer or work as a freelancer photographer for different "employers" within the fields of art and culture, e.g. for the Finnish metal music magazine Inferno, the metal blog The Metal Phenomenon and with other diverse assignments within the field of art and culture (events, seminars, festivals etc.). I am a member of the interdisciplinary artist group Mikropaliskunta. We make explorations into contemporary cultures in a sustainable way. I am the chair of Tjaldur, the Finnish-Faroese Friendship Society (est. 1975) since 2015.

The studies in the NoVA Master's Programme at Aalto University has broaden my horizons and will for sure affect my future approach and practices within the fields of art and culture. I do a lot, but I do not really get paid for all this work. I do not get a livelihood from the work I have the most know-how in. I wonder why? Am I so crappy or am I so bad in selling? I must be. Foremost, I am getting tired of that creative people are not paid, we are expected to live from "exposure". I have never paid a bill by the exposure of my photos. Also some work I do does not fit in the commercial box, it is not ethical to sell them. This has lead me to investigate different avenues for being able to do what I do best and somehow get something for it, maybe even to pay the bills and the rent.

Foremost I would like to create and share socio-culturally sustainable narratives, stories and photographic art without the need to brand or market them as sellable products. I'd like to think they are something more, sharing some experiences and stories which are made together with people without exploiting them in any way or philosophical pondering of the world and being-in-the-world. Working my way as a narrator to dig deeper, to work through the stereotyping and the linear, one-dimensional narratives. I am also exploring how to work together with people and how to form narratives which are multilayered and complex. As for now I have no idea of what that can be and hence this exploration is on-going.

Some steps further in this narrative exploration are my collaborative photo book Birgit's Garden (https://www.eijamakivuoti.net/birgits-garden), the collaborative investigation of the emerging mass tourism on the Faroe Islands (https://phmuseum.com/EijaM/story/the-unbearable-lightness-of-giving-a-f-k-a-thousand-faroe-islands-79fba1e535) and my arts-based thesis work called Missing the Mountains or Being the Children of the Sea (Or Not). You can access the online version of the thesis at https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/<wbr>handle/123456789/32321

Here is a link to my recent photos from a metal festival made for The Metal Phenomenon blog:https://www.themetalphenomenon.com/single-post/2018/11/25/Steelchaos-2018---Live-Report?fbclid=IwAR3sQPPvcu7icISr_yb1sjzDixiF0xmJZPe0FfeCU5zRA47KR4LG7Yl8JgI

If you want to support me in my quest, it is most appreciated. I also ask people who make requests to use my concert photos to become my patreons and to support the unpaid work that takes time and effort.

Thank you for reading this far. Have a happy and joyous day!

Tiers
I appreciate your work, keep on making!
$5 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 1 patron
This tear is for the patrons who appreciate and want to support my artistic work and storytelling.


This is a one-time supportive amount to encourage Eija to keep on going!


The patrons of this tier will be added on a specific page on my website where I list my patrons (if you want  your name published, that is).


Thank you for being my patron <3

My Concert Photos: Pack 1 (Web Quality)
$50 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
To support my concert photography work that is unpaid but requires time and effort as well as took years to refine and learn. The photos are published in different reportages online and I get requests from bands to use the photos, so this tear is especially for the bands to support my work and to give something back. The idea is to change the attitude that creative people need to give their creative work out for free or for "exposure".


This tier gives access to 4-6 web quality photos for social media and online publishing (with the credit to the photographer attached to the published photos). The copyrights stays with the photographer.


The photos are delivered upon request. When the tier is paid for, I will send the photographs to the patron via WeTransfer delivery (a download link).


The web photos are in sRGB profile and the size is 1366 x 911 pixels (longest side 1366 px).


In the example photo Root is performing at Steelchaos festival in Helsinki, November 2018.


Thank you for the support and appreciation of my work.

One Printed Image / Artwork (A4)
$65 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
To support my work as a photographic artist. 


This tier gives access to a A4 sized high quality inkjet printed photo delivered per post of the image in the tier (or another photo by me you like).


When the tier is paid for, I will print the photograph on an inkjet print on high quality photo paper and send the print to the patron per post in a cardboard envelope.


The print size is 21 x 29,7 cm. The photograph is printed on semi-matte photographic paper. 


The tier price includes the postage fee and the envelope.


You can choose a photo either from my website www.eijamakivuoti.net or from my instagram account www.instagram.com/emakivuoti (obviously the bit more artsy ones, I doubt you want my selfie ;)

My Concert Photos: Pack 2 (Web Quality)
$85 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
To support my concert photography work that is unpaid but requires time and effort as well as took years to refine and learn. The photos are published in different reportages online and I get requests from bands to use the photos, so this tear is especially for the bands to support my work and to give something back. The idea is to change the attitude that creative people need to give their creative work out for free or for "exposure".


This tier gives access to 4-6 web quality photos for social media and online publishing (with the credit to the photographer attached to the published photos). The copyrights stays with the photographer.


The photos are delivered upon request. When the tier is paid for, I will send the photographs to the patron via WeTransfer delivery (a download link).


The web photos are in sRGB profile and the size is 1366 x 911 pixels (longest side 1366 px).


In the example photo True Black Dawn is performing at Steelchaos festival in Helsinki, November 2018.


 

Thank you for the support and appreciation of my work.

I want your (digital) storytelling!
$120 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
This tear is for the patrons who appreciate and want to support my artistic work and collaborative and long-term storytelling projects.


This is a one-time supportive amount to encourage Eija to keep on going with her investigations!


The patrons for this tear will be supporting the long-term work and the aim towards the first set goal (the 500 $/month and the digital storytelling platform).  This tier consist of a one year support that is 10x12 months=120 $.


The patrons of this tier will be added on a specific page on my website where I list my patrons for this specific goal (if you want your name published, that is). I will also keep you personally posted about the progress via posts here on my Patreon page.


Thank you for being my patron <3

Goals
$4 of $500 per tier paid for (upfront)
When I reach $500 per month I aim to hire an online storytelling platform and publish one digital story per month there (with story and texts).
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I am a Helsinki-based photographic/visual artist, visual communication and visual culture specialist, cultural worker and an arts-based researcher. I work with long-term narratives, and in different cross-and interdisciplinary art projects and artist groups. I photograph live performative arts, such as music and performance art.

Travels, encounters, storytelling, immersion and explorations to contemporary cultures and phenomena as well as intimate collaborations with people are the main themes in my work. Important ingredients in my artistic work are cross-disciplinary and co-operative working methods drawing from critical arts-based research methods. I am exploring collaborative storytelling, and want to forward these empirical experiences, encounters and insights into my storytelling. The magical moments of everyday life fascinates me, the local and situational knowledges shared with people and places I collaborate with, as well as the shared narratives, in words and in images. At the moment my work could be described as documentary poetry.

I work for example with non-commercial long-term non-fiction narratives, participatory storytelling as well as other collaborative and participant engaging projects from an ethical and socio-cultural angle. Above all I am a multi-disciplinary cultural worker, with experience in working in different cultural institutions and organisations. Hence I am many things professionally. One of my passions are photographing live music, especially metal music.

I am a member of the Photographic Artists' Association in Finland and part of the artArctica-network. At times I volunteer or work as a freelancer photographer for different "employers" within the fields of art and culture, e.g. for the Finnish metal music magazine Inferno, the metal blog The Metal Phenomenon and with other diverse assignments within the field of art and culture (events, seminars, festivals etc.). I am a member of the interdisciplinary artist group Mikropaliskunta. We make explorations into contemporary cultures in a sustainable way. I am the chair of Tjaldur, the Finnish-Faroese Friendship Society (est. 1975) since 2015.

The studies in the NoVA Master's Programme at Aalto University has broaden my horizons and will for sure affect my future approach and practices within the fields of art and culture. I do a lot, but I do not really get paid for all this work. I do not get a livelihood from the work I have the most know-how in. I wonder why? Am I so crappy or am I so bad in selling? I must be. Foremost, I am getting tired of that creative people are not paid, we are expected to live from "exposure". I have never paid a bill by the exposure of my photos. Also some work I do does not fit in the commercial box, it is not ethical to sell them. This has lead me to investigate different avenues for being able to do what I do best and somehow get something for it, maybe even to pay the bills and the rent.

Foremost I would like to create and share socio-culturally sustainable narratives, stories and photographic art without the need to brand or market them as sellable products. I'd like to think they are something more, sharing some experiences and stories which are made together with people without exploiting them in any way or philosophical pondering of the world and being-in-the-world. Working my way as a narrator to dig deeper, to work through the stereotyping and the linear, one-dimensional narratives. I am also exploring how to work together with people and how to form narratives which are multilayered and complex. As for now I have no idea of what that can be and hence this exploration is on-going.

Some steps further in this narrative exploration are my collaborative photo book Birgit's Garden (https://www.eijamakivuoti.net/birgits-garden), the collaborative investigation of the emerging mass tourism on the Faroe Islands (https://phmuseum.com/EijaM/story/the-unbearable-lightness-of-giving-a-f-k-a-thousand-faroe-islands-79fba1e535) and my arts-based thesis work called Missing the Mountains or Being the Children of the Sea (Or Not). You can access the online version of the thesis at https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/<wbr>handle/123456789/32321

Here is a link to my recent photos from a metal festival made for The Metal Phenomenon blog:https://www.themetalphenomenon.com/single-post/2018/11/25/Steelchaos-2018---Live-Report?fbclid=IwAR3sQPPvcu7icISr_yb1sjzDixiF0xmJZPe0FfeCU5zRA47KR4LG7Yl8JgI

If you want to support me in my quest, it is most appreciated. I also ask people who make requests to use my concert photos to become my patreons and to support the unpaid work that takes time and effort.

Thank you for reading this far. Have a happy and joyous day!

Recent posts by Eija Mäkivuoti

Tiers
I appreciate your work, keep on making!
$5 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 1 patron
This tear is for the patrons who appreciate and want to support my artistic work and storytelling.


This is a one-time supportive amount to encourage Eija to keep on going!


The patrons of this tier will be added on a specific page on my website where I list my patrons (if you want  your name published, that is).


Thank you for being my patron <3

My Concert Photos: Pack 1 (Web Quality)
$50 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
To support my concert photography work that is unpaid but requires time and effort as well as took years to refine and learn. The photos are published in different reportages online and I get requests from bands to use the photos, so this tear is especially for the bands to support my work and to give something back. The idea is to change the attitude that creative people need to give their creative work out for free or for "exposure".


This tier gives access to 4-6 web quality photos for social media and online publishing (with the credit to the photographer attached to the published photos). The copyrights stays with the photographer.


The photos are delivered upon request. When the tier is paid for, I will send the photographs to the patron via WeTransfer delivery (a download link).


The web photos are in sRGB profile and the size is 1366 x 911 pixels (longest side 1366 px).


In the example photo Root is performing at Steelchaos festival in Helsinki, November 2018.


Thank you for the support and appreciation of my work.

One Printed Image / Artwork (A4)
$65 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
To support my work as a photographic artist. 


This tier gives access to a A4 sized high quality inkjet printed photo delivered per post of the image in the tier (or another photo by me you like).


When the tier is paid for, I will print the photograph on an inkjet print on high quality photo paper and send the print to the patron per post in a cardboard envelope.


The print size is 21 x 29,7 cm. The photograph is printed on semi-matte photographic paper. 


The tier price includes the postage fee and the envelope.


You can choose a photo either from my website www.eijamakivuoti.net or from my instagram account www.instagram.com/emakivuoti (obviously the bit more artsy ones, I doubt you want my selfie ;)

My Concert Photos: Pack 2 (Web Quality)
$85 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
To support my concert photography work that is unpaid but requires time and effort as well as took years to refine and learn. The photos are published in different reportages online and I get requests from bands to use the photos, so this tear is especially for the bands to support my work and to give something back. The idea is to change the attitude that creative people need to give their creative work out for free or for "exposure".


This tier gives access to 4-6 web quality photos for social media and online publishing (with the credit to the photographer attached to the published photos). The copyrights stays with the photographer.


The photos are delivered upon request. When the tier is paid for, I will send the photographs to the patron via WeTransfer delivery (a download link).


The web photos are in sRGB profile and the size is 1366 x 911 pixels (longest side 1366 px).


In the example photo True Black Dawn is performing at Steelchaos festival in Helsinki, November 2018.


 

Thank you for the support and appreciation of my work.

I want your (digital) storytelling!
$120 or more per tier paid for (upfront) 0 patrons
This tear is for the patrons who appreciate and want to support my artistic work and collaborative and long-term storytelling projects.


This is a one-time supportive amount to encourage Eija to keep on going with her investigations!


The patrons for this tear will be supporting the long-term work and the aim towards the first set goal (the 500 $/month and the digital storytelling platform).  This tier consist of a one year support that is 10x12 months=120 $.


The patrons of this tier will be added on a specific page on my website where I list my patrons for this specific goal (if you want your name published, that is). I will also keep you personally posted about the progress via posts here on my Patreon page.


Thank you for being my patron <3