Tapio Koivula | Architectural Photographer



Tampere-based architectural photographer received the QEP title from the Federation of European Professional Photographers
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The Federation of European Professional Photographers gathered in Tampere, Finland, on November 27-29 for its 41st qualification judging session. At the event, photographer Tapio Koivula was awarded the prestigious QEP Qualified European Photographer title.

The Qualified European Photographer (QEP) qualification recognises and rewards excellence in European Professional Photographers. QEP application is a panel of 12 printed photographs representing the candidates’ chosen field of specialization and judged by a five-member jury. Obtaining a title requires a high level of expertise. To reach this level, a photographer must have excellent technical and artistic skills. FEP has built qualification structure with three levels, reflecting increasing stages of experience, skill and achievement; EP, QEP and MQEP.

In the QEP series of twelve photographs, Tapio Koivula pondered what defines Finnish architecture. In the autumn of 2021, he photographed architecture all over Finland. The final series consists of highlights of Finnish architecture such as Löyly Helsinki, Espoo Cultural Center and Serlachius Museum Gösta Pavilion. Koivula wanted to build a series of black and white architectural photographs that would reflect the aesthetically beautiful forms of architecture, the play of light and shadow.

- The purpose was to create a series of photographs that reflected my own perspective on architecture, a kind of roughness, perhaps a certain kind of melancholy, and to bring out the architectural identity of the objects I photographed.

- My aim is to find the soul of architecture. I think that, above all, architectural photography is an opportunity to bring out my own views and observations of the personality of the buildings I have photographed, creating a kind of portraits of the buildings.

Tapio Koivula is a Tampere-based architectural photographer, qualified for Specialist Vocational Qualification in Media 2021 and Further Qualification in Photography in 2017. He received the title of Qualified European Photographer (QEP) from the Federation of European Professional Photographers in November 2021 and title of European Photographer (EP) in December 2020. He has been awarded in several photo contests over the past few years, Winner, Architecture Photography MasterPrize 2021; Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2021, 2020, 2017; Nominee, Black & White Spider Awards 2021, 2020, 2018.

 

QEP Qualified European Photographer. Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere. Tapio Koivula on tamperelainen valokuvaajamestari ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja. Hän on erikoistunut pohjoismaiseen yksinkertaisuuteen mustavalkovalokuvauksessa ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvauksessa. Tapio Koivula is a Finnish photographer based in city of Tampere. Specialized in Nordic simplicity and purity in black and white photography and architectural photography. Mustavalkoinen Tampere, tamperelainen arkkitehtuuri.


Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere
Architectural photography


QEP Qualified European Photographer. Espoon kulttuurikeskus. Arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja Tapio Koivula. Arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja, arkkitehtuurivalokuvaus, Tampere. Tapio Koivula on tamperelainen valokuvaajamestari ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja. Hän on erikoistunut pohjoismaiseen yksinkertaisuuteen mustavalkovalokuvauksessa ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvauksessa. Architectural photographer Tapio Koivula. Espoo Cultural Centre.


Espoo Cultural Centre, Espoo
Architectural photography


QEP Qualified European Photographer. Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere. Tapio Koivula on tamperelainen valokuvaajamestari ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja. Hän on erikoistunut pohjoismaiseen yksinkertaisuuteen mustavalkovalokuvauksessa ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvauksessa. Tapio Koivula is a Finnish photographer based in city of Tampere. Specialized in Nordic simplicity and purity in black and white photography and architectural photography. Mustavalkoinen Tampere, tamperelainen arkkitehtuuri.


Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere
Architectural photography


QEP Qualified European Photographer. Tapio Koivula on tamperelainen valokuvaajamestari ja arkkitehtuurikuvaaja. Hän on erikoistunut pohjoismaiseen yksinkertaisuuteen mustavalkovalokuvauksessa ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvauksessa. Serlachius museo Göstan paviljonki, Serlachius Museum Gösta’s Pavilion. Finnish architecture. Architectural photographer Tapio Koivula. Arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja, arkkitehtuurivalokuvaus, Tampere. Suomalainen arkkitehtuuri.


Serlachius Museum Gösta's Pavilion, Mänttä
Architectural photography


QEP Qualified European Photographer. Löyly Helsinki. Tapio Koivula on tamperelainen valokuvaajamestari ja arkkitehtuurikuvaaja.


Löyly, Helsinki
Architectural photography


Ristinkirkko, Lahti, designed by Alvar Aalto. Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland.


Church of the Cross, Lahti
Architectural photography


Kuokkalan kirkko, Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä, Finland.


Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä
Architectural photography


Hollolan kirjasto, Hollola Library.


Hollola Library, Hollola
Architectural photography


Helsinki Biennial Pavilion, Helsinki. Helsinki Biennaali Paviljonki.


Helsinki Biennial Pavilion, Helsinki
Architectural photography


Helsingin keskustakirjasto Oodi, Oodi Central Library, Helsinki, Finland. Finnish architecture.


Oodi Central Library, Helsinki
Architectural photography


Säynätsalon kunnantalo, Säynätsalo Town Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto.


Säynätsalo Town Hall, Jyväskylä
Architectural photography


QEP Qualified European Photographer. Löyly Helsinki. Tapio Koivula on tamperelainen valokuvaajamestari ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvaaja. Hän on erikoistunut pohjoismaiseen yksinkertaisuuteen mustavalkovalokuvauksessa ja arkkitehtuurivalokuvauksessa. Tapio Koivula is a Finnish photographer based in city of Tampere. Specialized in Nordic simplicity and purity in black and white photography and architectural photography.


Löyly, Helsinki
Architectural photography


  1 Central Library Oodi / 2 Kuokkala Church / 3 Espoo Cultural Centre / 4 Hollola Library / 5 Löyly Helsinki / 6 Maritime Centre Vellamo / 7 Jätkäsaari School / 8 Urban Environment House / 9 Serlachius Museum Gösta's Pavilion /  

Tapio Koivula is a Finnish photographer based in city of Tampere. Specialized in Nordic simplicity and purity in black and white photography and architectural photography.

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