Frequently Asked Questions
Who should I contact about purchasing a print?
Gallery Taik Persons / Helsinki & Berlin
Also represented by
Purdy Hicks, London
For editorial and advertising assignments please contact:
Matt Shonfeld | Executive Director | The Story Institute
office. +44 1225 777 777
mobile. +44 780 967 8830
Does Joakim do commercial or editorial work?
Yes, Joakim does a variety of assignment work. He is represented by The Story Institute. For further information please see the assignment section on the contact page.
How do I obtain permission to use images on this website?
Please send an email to The Story Institute or directly to Joakim Eskildsen.
Does Joakim give lectures on his work?
Yes, Joakim is available to give lectures on his work in a variety of situations from classrooms to auditoriums. Please contact Joakim directly.
What equipment does Joakim use?
The Roma Journeys. For the colour works, Joakim used a Pentax 6x7 with 55mm, 90mm & 135mm lenses, and for the black and white works, a Hasselblad X-Pan with a 43mm lens. Films he used were Kodak Portra NC, Fuji NPH and Kodak T-Max 400 (developed in D-76). Joakim scans the films with an Imacon 949 scanner, using 3f and 16 bit, and works on the pictures in Photoshop mainly using adj. layers. While photographing, Joakim only used existing light and often a tripod.
Requiem. These pictures were made with different techniques. The pinhole images were made with a pinhole camera made from a water pipe with three shaving blades to form the lens hole. The solarised works were made from underexposed negative films that were exposed from the side, so a solarised image reflected onto a lit film, which afterwards was scanned.
iChickenMoon. For the iChickenMoon works, Joakim used a Pentax 6x7 with 55mm, 90mm & 135mm lenses, a Canon F1 with a 35mm lens and Fuji NPH films. These pictures were made in the darkroom, and the prints were scanned for the book.
Bluetide. The Bluetide works were made with a Pentax 6x7 and 55mm, 90mm & 135mm lenses. A Widelux was used for the panoramas. The film used was T-Max 400 (developed in D-76). The prints were made in the darkroom.
Nordic Signs. Most works were made with a Linhof Technikardan 4x5 with 90mm and 180mm lenses, some of them with a Hasselblad 6x6 with 80mm, and a few with a Canon F1 with 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses. Most pictures were made with Kodak T-max 400 film developed in Rodinal.
What type of prints does Joakim produce?
From 1986 on to 1999 I made traditional darkroom prints. From 2000 to 2005 Joakim mainly produced Lambda prints. Since 2006 I am making inkjet prints, using an Epson 9800 printer with K3 inks. Since 2015 CS9000 Epson I use a variety of different papers, mainly the new baryte papers. Joakim produces all prints himself.