Miikka Pirinen is a professional photographer based in Helsinki Finland. Specialised in shooting people, he works freelance with photojournalism, portraits, editorial and commercial assignments. He is a member of collectives 11 and Helsinki Street. His work has been published and exhibited in Europe, The U.S. and China. His personal documentary projects have dealt with Finnish criminal sanction system, North American cage fighting children, Finnish rare diseases, rehabilitation of the mentally unstable in Helsinki and drought in Kenya and the Maasai, among many others. Currently Pirinen is working on a book in which the great environmental issues of our time are surveyed through Norwegian oil drillers, American coal miners, German lignite miners and Finnish peat harvesters.