Tessa Mannikko

Contact:
tessa.v.mannikko@gmail.com
University/School:
Manchester Fashion Institute
Location:
Manchester
Specialism:
Art DirectionDigital MediaFashion ImageFashion PublicationPhotographyStyling
About Me

HI, I´M TESSA A GRADUATE FROM MANCHESTER FASHION INSTITUTE

As a recent Fashion Art Direction student, I possess a vast interest and knowledge of practices and visuals. My main specialisms are photography and art direction.

Contexts such as identity, inclusivity, culture and minimalism are frequently featured in my work. I adore that every country has its unique culture and identity. I believe that individualism should be celebrated. Appreciation for minimalism, both as a style and a though process, stems from being from the Nordic countries. I moved back home in Finland because of COVID-19. Restricted by mediums, I experimented with varied processes available to me, which made way for more playful outcomes. It´s intriguing to note how our environment affects our work.

INSPIRATION

EDITORIAL: EVERLASTING

Nowadays it’s easy to get swept away with the technological advancements. The role of craft explores our human experience beyond the visual. Craft calms down our high-speed society. In a way, craft is a tool to connect the heritage of the past with our present. These tailored pieces are long-lasting investments, creating distance to fast fashion.

I enjoy photographing fascinating details and architecture. Recurring lines, geometric shapes and structures create simplistic, yet dramatic imagery. In this particular editorial, I was able to combine the graphic forms with the tailored garments, supported with the cityscape as a background.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

LATEST FOCUS ON STORYTELLING

My most recent project explored thoughts such as “dreaming of living a different life”. People have different ways of escaping the everyday, which has heightened especially now. I aimed to transport the audience to new worlds through photography. Even domestic situations can feel otherworldly.

“Ihminen voi omaksua lukemattoman määrän tietoa kirjoista, mutta kaikkein tärkein oppi – ymmärrys maailmasta – syntyy ainoastaan ihmisiä lukemalla."
Art DirectionDigital MediaFashion ImageFashion PublicationPhotographyStyling
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