Kaupo Kikkas (b. 1983) is an Estonian music and fine art photographer. He received formal training in photography at Finland’s Visual Arts Institute, but he attributes his award-winning classical music portraits to his education in that field (clarinet, sax, and voice). He has concentrated on fine art photography for twelve years. Although based in Northern Europe, he frequently works in London, Berlin, and the US, as well as annual projects in the Amazon rainforest. His projects include a study of graveyards, a portrait series
of shale miners, and images of a lost cinema in the Egyptian desert,
which received wide exposure in the international media. He has photographed several books- and classical music album covers and his work often appears in magazines. He was named best commercial portrait photographer at the WPPI Las Vegas 16x20 print competition in 2013 and was honored as the best Estonian portrait photographer in 2011 (Baltic's Photography Festival) . When not working he can be found camping (and photographing) in Lapland. He occasionally still picks up a saxophone.