tiistai 29. toukokuuta 2012


1. Behind The Bushes
2. (Karma) Come Back As A Butterfly

I'll be shooting polaroids and large format this Summer! Jee!!

sunnuntai 13. toukokuuta 2012

The only photo of Berlin was a polaroid

The excitement of shooting film is in uncertainty.
I use only film when I travel. Digital equipment is too fragile and
valuable to take abroad, and it's too heavy to carry around. So finally
I had the films from Berlin developed. This time it was three rolls of
nothing. I just stood at the counter and after a little while started crying,
paid for the films and sat down on the nearest sofa to sob. I have never
had any film disasters before so it felt bad. And when I realized
it was because of my own stupidity it was even harder to bear.
It wasn't the security check machines that destroyed the films -
I just had forgotten to change the small battery in the bottom of the
camera. (The camera is from the 80's and it has a battery, it's really
hard to remember. A film camera with a battery!)

One day we went to an open air flee market and I bought a polaroid
camera, as some of you might remember. Then I ran across a pack
of Impossible film. It is not as simple to use as the old films and only
after two test shoots I got a decent picture out of the camera. (You
have to wait really long for the colour polaroids to develop, hours,
even a day.)

And this is the picture. It's flawed in several ways, but now when
all the other photos are gone, it's worth a lot. In fact, now when I
think of it, this is what Berlin felt like.

perjantai 11. toukokuuta 2012

Wounded animal runs, then hides

Sometimes you come off the shoots
with completely different outcome
you were originally looking for. It's cool.

I'm going for books and binding again.
Everything I'm doing is now related to it,
like these.

sunnuntai 6. toukokuuta 2012

Figuring out the
On the Occasion of Sudden Surprising Death / We Were There When It Happened / Good News Everyone