Kaupo Kikkas

Tallinn

Kaupo Kikkas (b. 1983) is an Estonian photographer, who focuses on music and fine art photography. He has studied photography at Finland’s Visual Arts Institute. He is dividing his time between portraying the world-class musicians and his fine art photography projects. These include a study of graveyards, a portrait series of shale miners, images of a lost cinema in the Egyptian desert, and many others.
Kaupo has photographed several books – and classical music album covers, his work is also often published in magazines. Kikkas was named best commercial portrait photographer at the WPPI Las Vegas (16×20 print competition) in 2013 and honoured as the best Estonian portrait photographer in 2011 (Baltic’s Photography Festival).

When not working he can be found camping and photographing in Lapland or Amazon rainforests. Occasionally he still picks up a saxophone and, after a few drinks, has been known to sing.