Mika Immonen

"The Ice Man"

I was fortunate to have photographed Mika Immonen, a Finnish professional pool player and WPA World Nine-ball Champion, for a fashion shoot. We got along from the get go. He seemed like a pretty cool dude so I asked him if he would be willing to come back to the studio for a personal sitting.  He agreed and was eager to participate.

I have been asked numerous times how I was able to get this look on his face. After explaining to Mika what I wanted him to do with his hands and body, my only other direction was for him to give me his best primeval scream. This image was part of my exhibition called "One Light" held at the Ayala Museum.

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