Marko Saari’s Futuro

Mark Saari - Futuro

Futuro | © 2012 Marko Saari

Marko Saari is a freelance photographer from southern Finland whose imaginative and narrative-driven fashion work caught our eye. Read below for his account of his recent retro-futuristic shoot at a historic and unusual home. We present Marko Saari’s Futuro.

For this shoot, I was inspired by the Futuro plastic house, designed by architect Matti Suuronen. When it was announced that the house would be shown at a local museum as a special exhibition, I had the idea to create a colorful fashion shoot that would match the bright yellow house, using slightly muted 1960′s tones.

Marko Saari - Futuro Portrait

Futuro | © 2012 Marko Saari


Marko Saari - Futuro behind the scenes

Behind the scenes | © 2012 Marko Saari

I used a Profoto AcuteB with 5′ octabox as the main light. A Nikon SB-80DX with CTO warming gel was placed inside the house, behind model, to light the indoors and to give her a nice, warm, backlit glow. I used my PocketWizard Plus II radios to trigger the lights. I shot using a Nikon D700 with a 24-70mm and 85mm lens.

Marko Saari - Lighting Diagram

Lighting diagram | © 2012 Marko Saari


Model: Mona
Photographer: Marko Saari
Stylist & MUA: Anu Hämäläinen
Location: Exhibition Centre WeeGee

More of Marko’s work, including additional shots from the Futuro story, can be found on his site and on flickr.


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