Enjoying Figure Skating

Kiira Korpi in Helsinki tonight (Click to view the gallery)

Sometimes you just enjoy it- and I did tonight, big time. I got a very short notice to go and shoot a skating gala – with live music – organized by Plan to raise funds for the education of girls in less developped countries.

Earlier today I had written a very critical piece on the state of our print media and the future of photojournalism for The Journalist (more about that later…) and  worked on until I felt my brain was cooking on a multimedia project dealing with the reprosessing of nuclear waste… so I really needed something like this.

And it was great fun working again side by side with Tomas Whitehouse with whom I  collaborated  in the Tallinn European Championships earlier this year.  We there created a very similar gallery as I did tonight and  the number of visits (over 167 000) blew our minds away.

My client didn’t ask for it, but I thought as there were so many eyes following the images from the European Championships that there might be people out there who’d like to see these, so I made a quick gallery of some of the stuff I shot tonight just for the fun of it. So, enjoy… As I said, I did.

5 Comments

  1. kseverny
    March 12, 2010

    such a great image.
    pure quality

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  2. Tommi
    March 12, 2010

    Beautiful gallery. I especially liked the speed and dynamics that you had captured.

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  3. kkuukka
    March 12, 2010

    hi guys – thank you; great to wake up after a long evening working and to find some familiar names from the Olympic times with nice words in the comments.

    k

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  4. Valentin Jacobs
    March 16, 2010

    First shot of the gallery = that light on the left side of her body… and the 19th pic…nice framed, spot light in her back, the shadow, I love this work of art!

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    • kkuukka
      March 16, 2010

      Thank you Valentin for commenting –

      I wouldn’t go as far as calling this “work of art” but I am happy you approve… ;-)
      I just love shooting skating when the light is good – too bad I had so little time to prepare for this one – ie. I did not know what I was supposed to shoot until I got there. I’m always joking about the internal communications within news organizations, but you’d be surprised how badly information travels…
      There is a saying about “the shoes of children of the shoemaker…” in Finnish, and it so totally applies here.

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