Three Illustrators

Three Illustrators

I promised couple of weeks ago that I show some things which have been keeping me busy – and thus away from this blog – so here is another one. It is one of the most memorable assignments this year, a series of three small portraits I did for Kuvittajat RY (Finnish Illustrators). Every two years […]

Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Ideas and Opinions, Photography, Teaching, Video | No Comments
Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Spring for me means intensive teaching. Presently doing Video 101 for photographers in LAMK (Lahti University of Applied Sciences). As always, enjoying it immensely. I asked the students in three words describe what they feel is essential in a good film / documentary. And to make things more interesting: one word had to be a noun, one an […]

Multimedia Workshop

Multimedia Workshop

I just finished an intensive of multimedia storytelling in Aalto last week. Doing it intensively (i.e. 6-8 hours close contact, every day) really wears you out. Trying to stay “fresh” yourself, i.e. not fall into routines, and all the time trying to find out what it is this time you really think students would appreciate and benefit […]

Outcastes – a Multimedia

Outcastes – a Multimedia

My wife looked over my shoulder when I was doing the last bits of editing yesterday. “This is the most impressive thing you’ve done in multimedia”, she said. Now talk about a compliment. And not that I agree… but I have to admit,  I am proud of it. Sure, the next thing will be better – […]

Workshops and teaching

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in audio, DocImages, Documentary, Photography, Teaching, Video | No Comments
Workshops and teaching

One of the reasons I have been quiet in this blog has been my rather serious commitment to teaching, which leaves very little time for anything else. Last semester I taught  in Lahti University of Applied Sciences (photography / video editing / multimedia) and Aalto ARTS University in Helsinki (multimedia). In addition I was doing some […]

Learning Time-lapse Photography

Learning Time-lapse Photography

It’s been a long summer – and an even longer pause in this blog. I’ve been working on several projects – as well as reading and thinking a lot. Mostly about the future of the industry which has provided me a living for the past twenty-five years… Not moaning and reminiscing about the “good ol’ […]

Kind of Happiness

Posted on May 7, 2013 in DocImages, Documentary, Photography, Video | No Comments
Kind of Happiness

  (Click this or the image to enter the multimedia) The latest multimedia piece of  DocImages is now out.  Yes, I am biased – naturally – as I acted as the executive producer… But the work of Saara Mansikkamäki and Niclas Mäkelä is worth watching. It is an experimental piece (with its weaknesses of which we […]

The father of Picasso

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Multimedia, Photography, Sports, Teaching, Video | No Comments
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 […]

Multimedia: The Independence Reception 2012

Multimedia: The  Independence Reception 2012

    (Click here to see the multimedia) It is the most important social happening of the year – as a social event, you could say it is sort of our Academy Awards. It is also the most viewed TV-program of the year. I’ve covered the event several times – yes, you might argue that […]