Two and a half years ago I met my Danish lush bearded boyfriend while working on a project in Stockholm. He was intense and funny, and I fell for him like a little a little kitty trying to balance on the laundry basket edge...Read More
The other day I came across something rather upsetting about myself. I realized that even though i have all these big dreams and wishes, my belief that they actually could ever come true was on a bit of a shaky ground . It was one of those “Shit, have I lost my belief? When did that happen, and where did I leave it?”.
I remembered a blog post I read many years ago (that I can't find anymore ugh) that was about making your own magic spell list...Read More
The reasons for wanting to get featured on Instagram could be many, the most obvious being that it's such a good opportunity to get your photo in front of huge amount of people. If you're trying to get more visibility for your creative work a feature on Instagram could be just the trigger that sets you on your path to success.
In this post I wanted to share some of the thoughts and ideas that have worked for me in getting featured, so that you can go out there and take your *cue cheerleader pompom routine* BEST weekends hashtag project photos EVER!...
Look, I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to many things in life. I rarely shave my legs regularly (even in the Summer), I'm really lazy when it comes to putting the lid back on things, and if you'd see the chaos in our fridge you'd understand why my boyfriend thinks I'm a messy little piggy.
But, one thing I am quite perfectionist with is my creative work. That's why, even though I must have snapped thousands of photos last year, a very small fraction of them actually made the cut...Read More
he cliché expression "a picture says more than a thousand words" is ancient wisdom and the fact remains that visuals are still an extremely strong way to communicate and tell stories. But lately I've also been wondering if we're really getting all those thousands of words and stories out of a single image when we're being handed SO much visual material on a daily basis?
Like who has time to analyze and ooze over every single pic they see? In fact, one study said the average time a person looks at a photo online is two tenth of a second.
Two tenths of a second! That's not a long time to captivate an audience and tell a story, and as somebody who is really into sharing photos it sounds pretty brutal *wipes sweat from forehead*...
When I was a little girl I had this habit of hanging from my Dad's pockets like a little monkey. I remember how much fun it was to to feel that thrilling sensation of floating off the ground as we walked down the streets of Helsinki together, up up up and away!
But as I grew bigger the pockets started to look more and more sad from all of my monkey business, and slowly but surely the the seams started to break and unravel. And so to my...Read More
t's Christmas morning and instead of joyful carols my Dad is singing “It's a hard knock life” (think Annie but as a 60-year old pyjama wearing dude) as he balances on a rickety kitchen chair and tries to reach for the iphone that is taped to the ceiling. I've instructed him to push the self timer button and then quickly remove himself from the frame so that I'll get the photo I've planned to post on Instagram in the evening.
Oh and did I mention it's Christmas, and this is what making your dreams come true looks like...Read More