Sunday, 28 June 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Monday, 22 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Le Projet Kairouan

Read this article of Le Projet Kairouan

of the residency held two weeks ago. I'm now editing the photos I took with my Mamiya 7 for the curator Leila Souissi. I was surprised that I was almost only one (I think there was one other photographer) who shot on film. Although others also had a medium-sized camera they preferred to use digital... I also had my digital but since I always worked with film it was better to continue this way.

I'm happy about results, it was a new environment and took some time to get used to. Also I prefer to go alone when I photograph which was practically impossible in this city with a group of 30 photographers. Also we had guides. But it turned out a very good way, I had a super guide and everything was so easy. Organization was amazing. It was a project of Delegation of European Union. Official name is Deuxième Résidence Euromaghrébine de Photographes 2015.

To be continued...

Langa / Cape Town / South Africa

More photos of Microgalleries in Cape Town from March. Photos by Microgalleries

Friday, 12 June 2015

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Kairouan streets

Some more photos of the miraculous Kairouan.. So many new things and colours. Blue was said to be anti-mosquito colour.. After a day walking on the streets my head was full of little sand that I thought was coming from the desert outside the city. These photos are from the Medina- old part of town.

Kairouan is an old artisanal town with beautiful carpets, wool, fabrics, jewellery, leather, silver and gold. Like a treasure box. I bought a carpet made of camel wool, and some wool to knit something for winter. I didn't have time to go to hammam since I was so into photography but next time then.

When I photograph a new thing, especially if I have only one week like here, I concentrated fully on making a good photographic work- I really hope it works out fine. We were about 30 photographers from Europe and Africa- and we also had local guides to help us.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Le Projet Kairouan

Working on Le Projet Kairouan, in Kairouan, Tunisia last week.  I had my Mamiya 7 with me, and now I just got my films developped.

There was about 30 photographers on this euro-maghrebian residency, from Europe and Africa. I was happy to be chosen to represent Finland. It was an exciting week that I devoted totally to photography! I wish I could have plenty of those.

Last photo by Mahdi Ayadi. Me working with my guide / assistant Yosra Nebti and the children of the town who I photographed a lot.