The artist got the idea for Drummer while spending a weekend in a motel in summer 2002. She saw Regina playing drums after a karaoke night. As she sat within a meter from her in a cramped motel room, she saw emotions flying across her face.
Raakel Kuukka (Author), Raakel Kuukka (Director)
Raakel Kuukka lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated as a Master of Photography in the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 1988. In addition to her artistic activities, she has worked as a teacher, curator and in positions of trust. Kuukka’s works focus on family history and close community as well as questions of intercultural encounters in the globalised world. The works of Kuukka have been exhibited widely in solo and group shows and biennials in Finland and abroad. She received the State Prize for Photography in 2013.