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24 Jul 2017

Holy frustration

It’s windy today. I’m sitting at a dock in Eastern Finland listening to the sound of waves crashing into the pier. My hair is flying in the wind. There’s something about standing on the shore facing a brisk wind. It clears your mind. It makes room for new ideas. It gives new direction. These past months of blog silence have been filled with what I call holy frustration. The life of an artist is rarely smooth sailing. It’s highs and […]

06 Mar 2017

Things that complete me

Gosh, who stole February?! That short month just flew by without warning and without me getting a chance to put things down on paper (well, on screen) for my blog. But aren’t we thrilled to be in March?! Spring is just around the corner. A while back, I was watching an online course taught by a photographer called Karen Hutton. She has a truly interesting story and really amazing work. There was one thing that stuck with me. She was […]

14 Dec 2016

The rhythm inside you

The sleigh bells are ringing again as we get close to Christmas. One would think that, daylight being scarce, our pace would also drop, but the opposite seems to happen, every year. We turn into little busy bees and keep thinking there’s just not enough time. Is that why some people are so put off by Christmas? It’s hard not to be affected by the rhythm around you. Actually, that’s something that’s been on my mind lately: rhythm. You see, […]

26 Oct 2016

Risky business

How do you feel about taking risks? Are you a risk taker or risk averse? What do you say when opportunity knocks? Do you go, like, “oh shhh now, can’t you see I’m having a cup of coffee here”? Don’t feel bad if you do. I, too, enjoy my relaxed no-need-to-perform coffee breaks. But there are times when it’s better to let your coffee go cold and answer the knock. This fall I’ve been faced with situations where, as an […]

29 Sep 2016

This thing about autumn

You know how different seasons have different characteristics? Winter is about being cozy in candlelight with something warm to drink. Spring is marked by anticipation: nature is waking up, and we are counting the signs of the beginning of summer. Summer, then, is about relaxing and enjoying the sunny days, playing and having fun. And autumn – what is autumn all about? You might feel differently, but to me autumn has always been about inspiration and excitement. It’s the time […]

15 Aug 2016

Tapahtui kesässä..

(Sorry non-Finnish readers, wanted to post something in my mother tongue for a change..) Eilen aamulla oli kova ukkonen. Sen seurauksena olemme toista päivää ilman nettiyhteyttä. Ei nettiä tarkoittaa ei kuvien editointia. Meillä oli kuitenkin onni kun selvisimme vain netin katkeamisella. Naapurin auto ei ollut yhtä onnekas. Siinä, missä joskus oli sivupeili, on nyt vain johdot jäljellä. Koska kuvat saavat nyt odottaa tuli tilaisuus päivitellä uusimmat kuulumiset tänne blogiin. Kirjoitan tällä kertaa suomeksi – ilman sen kummempaa syytä. Näin koulujen […]

16 Mar 2016

The world in black and white

I love March! It’s when nature and I come alive. The quietness of winter is gone and the air is filled with music again. Is there anything better than to stand outside in the crisp air with your face to the sun and feel its warming embrace? There’s an odd charm to anticipating pale nature getting dressed in all the colors of spring. We who like to shoot in natural light are delighted. Not only because there actually is light […]

02 Mar 2016

Dream a little dream

So February came and went – without a blog post. If ever there was a blogging 101, the number one no-no would be to let your blog sit without a post for a long time. So I can check that box now (good start, moving right along). The number two would be to apologise by explaining how busy life’s been. Not going to check that box 😉 Do you want to know what went down? Stick around, I’ll tell you all […]

21 Jan 2016

Strikes of inspiration

Along came January and brought lots of snow – at least here in Finland. The trees look as if they’ve been bombarded with cotton balls. I feel like I’m stuck in Christmas with “Dashing through the snow” and “Let it snow, let it snow…” ringing in my head. They should have more songs about snow in January! Something that’s been on my mind lately is inspiration, the very nature of it. Don’t you just love feeling inspired? Work emails practically […]

21 Dec 2015

The wonder of light

It’s the shortest day of the year. Have you suffered from the lack of light? The old truth applies that the lack of something reminds us of how much we appreciate it. Although there’s nothing like natural light, a man-made tool can come in handy. I’ve been somewhat sceptical of bright light lamps. You know, “a lamp’s a lamp”. But, I must say, after we received one as a gift a week ago, my first experiences with it have been […]