Friday, 25 April 2014

Expanded Photography

Welcome to our opening on 2nd of May from 17h00 to 19h00 at Forum Box, Ruoholahdenranta 3a, Helsinki, Finland.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


I would like to do for a little while some really cheesy classic Paris photos.

Turning to the city

Some details from last week: lunch under a tree and sunday at the market. Spring brings new things everywhere. Slowly adapting to the rhythm of a new place. Though it seems I look for some natural signs from the urban environment automatically.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Guardian angel

The statue that stands above the Omaha Beach alone. This year is the 70th anniversary of D-day, head out to Normandy in June if you're interested to see the festivities of the day. I know they will host a big event at the Mémorial de Caen-museum.

I guess Easter is a good time to remember those who sacrificed themselves for the sake of others. Also my grandfather was fighting then, on Finland's side. On a war called Winter War. He came back home safely.  Later he had a good life, on a farm in the heart of Finland. Part of my family still lives there, but some of his grandchildren have travelled far. I guess he travelled further back then.

On the stones

You can still see the signs of the Second World War on the walls of the castle of Caen.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

My cameras

I thought to introduce to those who are interested, the cameras I am using.

I have a few.

1. Mamiya 7. My number one, medium size film camera that I love and adore. I use it when I am doing the serious artistic work. I don't take other photos with this camera, the film and developing it takes money.
Check out this photo

2. Mamiya RB67. My old film camera, which i had since 2007 or 2008. I used it all the time when I was in art schools and after. It requires a tripod every time I use it. Now I prefer Mamiya 7 that is not so heavy.
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3. Nikon D200. My digital camera. I use it in the professional photo shoots, like weddings etc. It's not the fanciest of the bunch, but I like it. I think I will get a better one when I get some money.
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4. Canon AV1. My father's old 35 mm. I love this camera, when I saw my father using it I became interested in photography in the first place. I still remember the first time he let me take a photo with it. It sounds so cheesy but it is true. I got the camera later from him.  I use it sometimes when I feel special.
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5. Diana F. Also takes medium size film. Is known for its effects it creates randomly. Lomography lovers no 1 classic.. I like to use it when I find some old film or when I go on holidays.
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6. Canon Powershot sx20. I use this to make some videos. I have started to take a lot of video material but so far I haven't managed to develop my ideas further. Also it's great for macro shooting.
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7. Samsung Galaxy SII. My phone that I make instagrams with. I think it is like a little sketchbook.
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Another cloud resting

Moving to Paris today and tomorrow. After I'll be like this cloud.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Omaha Beach

Beautiful and impressive, Omaha Beach. The emptiness that exists there.