It unveils different stages of author’s creative career, from the 1960s to the present day. His early work consists of black-and-white portraits which show certain influence of August Sander, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon that Aalto himself described as his “heroes”. Along with portrait genre Jussi Aalto was also keen on documentary images that were aligned with traditional aesthetics of reportage photography.

Later Aalto took up colour photography and has created numerous portraits imbued with original specificity of Finnish culture. He captures very different individuals, from simple country boys and townspeople to important politicians, famous actors and musicians. In Jussi Aalto’s work an image of Finland arises from snapshots of his contemporaries’ lives. It is deepened with a series picturing sculptures that opens to viewers historical dimension of the country’s past.