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Category : Food for thought

10 Feb 2019

Bold moves

Calvin here. It’s been a minute so I thought why not pop in. Felt like talking about what i would personally refer to as bold moves in photography. Apart from the fact that a photographer has to be passionate, ready to take risks, creative and innovative, boldness plays a big part. You may wonder how. I mean we all know bold moves require bold people who obviously are “ballsy” or rather courageous. For instance, i am currently an intern for […]

16 Jan 2019

That post

Calvin here taking over the blog for a minute and thought i would share. Scrolling down through timelines, casual stalking, fangirling and at this point the pressure is real. Social media. “Huh! Everyone seems to be having really bomb photos and it is  taking a toll on me. I need to post. What do I post? Should i post now? Ok I need a photo. Will people like this? Ok posted? Wow I am lacking a caption. What will people […]

18 Dec 2017

Art, life and everything

It’s early on Saturday morning. I had forgotten to switch off my alarm from Saturday last week, and it went off at 6.45am. Once I’m awake, I’m awake… there’s nothing to be done. So I figured, why not write something down for my blog, something that’s been on my mind lately. It all started with a discussion I had with a fellow artist. It had to do with the fact that when you’re an artist you have to face the […]

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 […]

16 Jan 2017

Can you feel it?

The other day I was listening to an interview of a French film director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. You know him, the one who directed Amélie and Alien, to mention a few. He was asked which of his films he liked the best. His answer took me by surprise. “It depends on the day,” he said. “Sometimes when I look at my films, all I can see are flaws.” I didn’t see that coming! Here’s a famous film director whose films are […]

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, […]

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 […]

21 Apr 2016

No more snapshots!

Springtime has stimulated my brain. My mind’s inquisitiveness is growing like the crocuses in your back yard. I’ve been led to basic questions such as: Why does suffering often make good artists? What makes a good photograph? And: Why does coffee taste so much better in fresh air? While I’m still pondering the “why” questions (let me know if you have the answers to these!), I have some interesting insights to share on the “what” question. At least I hope […]

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 […]