Homeless — Poste Restante

Homeless — Poste Restante

Certain stories just cannot be left untold. Even if nobody assigns them, even if you cannot be sure if anybody really cares. And goes without saying, nobody pays you to do them… A former student of mine Vilja Harala from Lahti University of Applied Sciences approached me. She was in the middle of her final thesis — …

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Lightroom- ja Multimediakurssi

Lightroom- ja Multimediakurssi

Nyt kesäkuun alussa pidän Lahdessa LAMK:in avoimella puolella kaksi kurssia, jotka voisivat kiinnostaa. Lightroom (2pv + ennak­ko­tehtävä) ja multi­me­dia­ker­ronta (5pv + harjoi­tustyö). Lightroom: 13–14.6 (9–16) 30€, alv 0% Multi­me­dia­ker­ronta:9–10.6 ja 15–17.6 (9–16) 60€, alv 0% Kuten päivä­mää­ristä näkyy, kurssit menevät limittäin, eli jopa molem­mille voi halutessaan osallistua, mutta kurssit ovat siis täysin erillisiä. Light­roo­missa harjoit­te­lemme ohjelman alusta …

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The new Canon 1DX mark2

The new Canon 1DX mark2

Been playing with couple of new toys lately and the most notable of these is probably the new Canon 1DX mark 2. It was intro­duced couple of months ago and it is not on the shelves yet, but we should be seeing it coming within couple of weeks. I had it in my hands very briefly when …

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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 they award their …

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End of the Road

End of the Road

The photo­grapher I have always looked up to immensely is Hannes Heikura. For various reasons, but I will not get into them here. Unfor­tu­nately he is no longer with us — he died last spring, but his work lives on. The last chapter of his Helsinki trilogy “The End of the Road” is at display in the Virka Gallery in …

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Why Syria is happening?

Why Syria is happening?

You cannot open TV or any media for that matter without stumbling to the the news and the grim images of the refugees from Syria. Refugees, how is EU dealing with this… this constant infor­mation overflow leaves me perso­nally totally puzzled. Anxiety and compassion are the first words which come to mind, but I am also quietly embar­rased because …

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Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

I’ve been away from the screen and the keyboard for a long time. The whole of last year was definitely a turning point of some kind… ending of something which had become an essential part of my profes­sional life (i.e. high profile sports photo­graphy) and beginning of something else… (more about that later). And while busy trying to get that “something …

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Art in a Toilet

Art in a Toilet

Sometimes it’s great fun to do some totally different. The culture office of Porvoo asked me, if I could come up with anything to their summer #URBCULT -project. They basically gave me a one square-meter “outdoor toilet” (in Finnish “huussi” or “hyyssikkä”) — and free hands to do “art”. And yes: without the actual seat-and-the-bucket . It …

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JOKES 2015 Multimedia Workshop

JOKES 2015 Multimedia Workshop

Syksyllä järjes­tetään toista­miseen Journa­lis­tisen Kultuurin Edistä­mis­säätiön (JOKES) multi­media workshop, jossa olen vastuu­opet­tajana ja meidän DocImages-tiimi opetuk­sessa erittäin suuressa roolissa. Tämän lisäksi mukana opettajina mm. legen­daa­rinen drama­turgi Tove Idström, näytel­mä­kir­jailija Virpi Haatainen ja ääninäyt­telijä Juhani Rajalin. Kokonaisuus on yhteensä seitsemän päivää ja erittäin kattava: suunnitelu, kuvaus, äänitys, äänen­kä­sittely, video­leikkaus, julkaisu, etc. Päivä­määrät: 25–27.9 Espoo 16–18.10 Lahti, …

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