Why I'm quitting hipshots and zone-focusing

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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…