Through documentary photography, Joonas Brandt discovers and illuminates subjects that seem almost conventional in our daily lives. As an experienced and intuitive photographer, Brandt always searches for more. He uncovers the strangeness of life, as he did in his project where he photographed musicians moments after they left the stage and were still experiencing the katharsis of the performance.
Brandt’s awards include several recognitions in Pictures of the Year contests (Fin) and he has been awarded as the Editorial Photographer of the Year (Fin). For six years, Brandt has worked as a staff photographer in various magazines. Now Brandt works as a freelancer and is keen to do long term projects. He has also been involved in Raw View magazine since it was established in 2007. Brandt was part of the editorial board.