Why I'm quitting hipshots and zone-focusing

I’ve now been doing street photography for a pretty decent amount of time. I’d like to share some thoughts about where I’m going at the moment. I’ve been able to gather a good amount of work during this time and…

Film photos of Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit 2018 on Kodak Tri-x

As I’m writing this, President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are meeting in Helsinki. This big event of course drove people to streets as well. I attended one of these big rallies yesterday, the day before the actual summit, in…

Camera quirks

Why oh why can’t there just be a perfect camera? Why must every camera have at least few annoying little quirks?  I’m a big believer in the idea, that a camera should not get in the way of photography. I…

Cinematic ‘vintage’ portraits — part III: The Steam Locomotive shots on Film

As you may remember, I had a unique chance few weeks ago to arrange a photo shoot on an old steam locomotive train with the vintage model Shanona Dreem. As mentioned on the previous post, I had both digital and…

Cinematic 'vintage' portraits with Shanona Dreem — part II: The Steam Locomotive

Last week, it came to my attention that there was going to be an old timey steam locomotive ride from Helsinki (my fair city) to Porvoo. Lately I haven’t been that into street photography and more interested in portrait work,…

Is film photography harder than digital photography?

Photography is demanding whether you shoot film or digital. I think I’ll have to be constantly answering people the question, why I shoot film in this day and age. And sometimes I even ask that myself, because it’s seemingly so…

Is Leica a good beginner’s camera?

Just in case you’re wondering whether a Leica is a good beginner’s camera, I’m here to advise. And the answer is — heck no!  I can honestly say that probably in 95% of the time, a Leica wouldn’t be the…

1940's inspired photo shoot

On my last post I mentioned spontaneously finding myself in a photo shoot with the vintage model Shanona Dreem. It was such a good experience, that we decided to get together again and arrange a 1940’s inspired black and white…