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November 9, 2001

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Profotos Member Biography - Marja-Leena Pelho

I live and work in Espoo, in southern Finland. My formal training is in the field of architecture, and sometimes I notice that creating a complicated image with dozens of layers isn't actually very different from constructing buildings. You have to know what you are doing, where it affects and have all the strings in your hands. And although the creative process may be complex, I like that the result doesn't show all the hours of work put in it.

I'm a photographer/designer/digital artist specializing in photo manipulation and special effects, mostly for advertising use. I use very few commercial filters when creating effects. In a large high res image they work painfully slowly, anyway. And I like the possibility to create an unique look by doing things "manually".

I have also professional knowledge of preparing files for cmyk offset printing, and I do this finishing process for my images always when possible. Sometimes it is very interesting and challenging to find the best result, when converting from rgb to a much limited color space. But with my own images, I have the total freedom to do whatever is needed.

I also sell my digital imaging and photo manipulation illustrator services through my company called Quadretto. In some projects I'm asked to use other photographers' photos and/or stock images combined with my own photo material to get what the client wants.

Recently I have started to create conceptual, manipulated photo illustrations for stock agencies. And every now and then I love to create my own art, images just for me. I really don't want to specialize to only one thing, but rather have both the commercial and the fine artist side in myself.

I was featured and invited to create the cover (and wrote a tutorial about it) in PEI magazine issue 7/2000, and lateron wrote another photo technique tutorial, which came out in the 11/2000 issue. My work has also been shown in magazines like "Computer Art" and "Digital Imaging Magazine".

My native Finland is a small country, with limited amount of work for my skills. So I'm always looking for challenging assignment work worldwide. File transferring is not a problem with a fast ftp connection.

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Espoo, Finland
PH: 358.40.705.2864

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