Category: Sports

Moscow 2013 Track and Field WC

Moscow 2013 Track and Field WC

What a great summer behind me (read: six weeks of sailing and over 1000NM on the Baltic…) — and it is time to return to work. Track and Field (IAAF) world championships in Moscow have been going on now for couple of days and some more days yet to come. Looking forward to the fall- as I anticipate lots …

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The father of Picasso

The father of Picasso

It’s been extremely busy month which I’ve spent it mostly teaching. Right after coming home from Val di Fiemme I did a four day intensive on sports photo­graphy (working with photo­grapher Aki Loponen — a colla­bo­ration which I enjoyed immensely) and almost right after that one I started a two week intensive on journa­listic multi­media and -video. The sports photo­graphy course was …

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Talking of Sports Images…

Talking of Sports Images…

One of my favorite images from these games. The three ladies above everyone else: Björgen, Johaug and Kowalczyk. Slowly packing my stuff here in Val di Fiemme, heading homewards tomorrow. Next month will be very much teaching oriented: first teaching sports photo­graphy Thursday thru Sunday and then video and multi­media intensive in Lahti (joint project with LAMK

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Postcards from Italy

Postcards from Italy

The daily routine is the same. In the morning there is typically an info, then around noon a compe­tition, in the evening some skijumping or a medal ceremony (not too many of those so far…). One never sends postcards these days… at least I don’t. And still haunted by the Koci Hernandez piece I referred to earlier in this …

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Val di Fiemme 2013

Val di Fiemme 2013

(Click here or the image above to enter the multi­media) Back on the road. A quick pitstop back home after Nove Mesto and then off to Italy for couple of weeks to cover the WC of XC-skiing. Looking forward to it — as beautiful mountains all around me probably allow some skiing myself… :-) But anyway: Team …

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2013 — Wish for a Moment of Clarity

2013 — Wish for a Moment of Clarity

This time of the year I usually write about the year past and make predic­tions for the year(s) to come. But not this time. Enough said on the state of our media, the future and all that jazz. One of the main events to yours truly this year was the London Olympics. I wanted to do the parao­lympics …

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Two Hills Tournament…

Two Hills Tournament…

As you might know, it is called Four Hills Tournament (Vierschanzen­tournee)… but to me it became only two. Finland has been doing a record low — yesterday three out of four jumpers left for Finland because of their poor perfor­mance. Kind of discou­raging… and not much to do as a photo­grapher for the rest of the tour. …

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The Default Skating Image

The Default Skating Image

I was shooting skating during this weekend. Finlandia Trophy, the opening of winters­ports season for me. As I posted couple of images in the FB, I got into an argument — no, call it “fruitful exchange of ideas” — which I thought merits more discussion. Basically, my friend argued that the image I posted “did not portray they quality …

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F 5.6 in Helsinki (Tuesday 4.9. at 19.00)

F 5.6 in Helsinki (Tuesday 4.9. at 19.00)

UPDATED 5.9.2012: My sincerest thanks to everybody who attended. Thank you for your patience (we stayed talking until eleven or so :-)), keen eyes, good questions. It is so rewarding talking to people about something you care about and seeing the appreciation of your passion shared. You were a great audience, I really had a good time last …

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