Born 25.02.1971 Lahti, Finland
Master of Fine Art 1998, The University of Art and Design, Helsinki Finland
Auerniitty has worked as professional photographer and teacher of photography since 1998. His clients consist mainly of architecture and design offices and the magazines of the fields mentioned before. He has taught photography at University of Applied Sciences of Tampere and is teaching today at Jyväskylä Educational Consortium and Satakunta Educational Federation.
The debut exhibiton by Auerniitty, Vesiraja 4,8 m Valokuvia Vuotoksesta, was displayed in Gallerie Laterna Magica, Helsinki in 1995. Since that, he has done many private exhibitions and also taken part to several group exhibitions. His artwork is included in several collections.
Katajatie 20, 40250 Jyväskylä, Finland
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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
"Auerniitty and Heinonen themselves speak of the romanticism of back yards. They dare to refer to their work as a continuation of Romantic landscape painting. The world of the late 18th and early 19th-century master Caspar David Friedrich is by no means unknown to them.
But Auerniitty and Heinonen do not go out hunting for peculiarities; their aim is to present their subjects in documentary fashion and in quite a neutral manner, as seen by the normal human eye and in completely ordinary perspective. Along with romanticism, they could also speak of realism in not seeking the extra effects provided by the suitable and carefully considered shot, such as dramatic lighting with its different reflections and shadows. They feel that the best conditions are usually those of simple and even, in some way democratic, light."
Extract of essay by curator Otso Kantokorpi from the book Football Landscapes