Photography in the Arts Case Studies

Ossi Piispanen is a London-based, freelance photographer originally from Finland, whose work focuses on portraiture and is widely published and exhibited. Since graduating in 2011, Ossi has also worked commercially with a wide range of prominent clients, such as Adidas, Levi's, Finlandia Vodka, Honda, Lexus, Vice, Huck, Boots and many more.

Ossi Piispanen: “The 3rd year major project was very important for me. By being given a whole year to work on a project, it gave me the freedom to try everything, and I found experimenting and sharing the results in seminar groups very useful. Constructive criticism within a group is an essential process in defining your individual interest and style in photography”. 

Ossi Piispanen work

Tom Pope is a photographic artist who lives and works in London. Since he graduated from Swansea in 2008 and then from the Royal College of Art in 2011, Tom has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, in group and solo shows. He has received several major awards and grants, and his work is held in numerous collections, including the Deutsche Bank Collection and the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Collection.

Tom Pope work

Lāsma Poiša is Latvian lens-based artist, currently living and working in Manchester. Poiša’s practice uses methods of portraiture, self-portraiture and performance through both still and moving image. Since graduating in 2012, Lāsma’s work has been exhibited widely and was recently published in German Magazine, Nido. She has held a number of residencies and currently works at University of Salford. 

Lasma Poisa work