Timo Salminen

Timo Salminen (11 July 1952 in Helsinki) is a Finnish cinematographer best known for his artistic work in Aki Kaurismäki's films.[1] Salminen's father Ville Salminen was a famed Finnish film actor, director, writer and producer whose career began in the 1930s and lasted until the 1980s. His older step brother Ville-Veikko Salminen was a comedic actor whose career also lasted over 50 years.

Timo Salminen
Timo Oskari Salminen

(1952-07-11) 11 July 1952
Years active1981 - present

For his work in Kaurismäki's films, Salminen has been awarded five Jussi Awards for Best Cinematography while being nominated for three more. He was also twice nominated for the Best Cinematographer award at the European Film Awards.

Partial filmography


  1. Felperin, Leslie. Lights in the Dusk, Variety, May 22, 2006. Accessed February 24, 2009.

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