8/30/2012

HETKIÄ



These were taken a couple of weeks back at my boyfriend's sister's confirmation party. Their family had trusted me with the life important mission of commemorating the event. Which was an honor. Too bad I was really tired that day. And the fact that we started out with sitting in the church for two hours wasn't making it any easier. I was literally about to fall asleep every five minutes. Even though I was only half awake (and most probably looked like the walking dead) I luckily managed to get a bunch of decent shots. And now, finally, after two weeks of not getting around editing the photos, I spent three hours doing just that. It's always like this when it comes to editing photos. I don't do a shit. Not before people start to constantly ask me to send them some photos. Then I get all stressed and feel really guilty. That's exactly what happened this time as well. My boyfriend's father went as far as giving me a memory stick in order for me to remember. I'm aware that it was only a joke but I still can't help but feel a little sting of guiltiness...

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Tässä joitakin kuvia parin viikon takaa poikaystävän sikson rippijuhlista. Elintärkeä tehtävä ikuistaa tapahtuma oli kuten tavallista langennut minun käsiini. Noeikai. Suuri kunniahan se on valokuvaajalle. Mutta juuri tuona kyseisenä päivänä oli sellainen väsymys että ei vastaava ole aiemmin koettu. Vaikeaksihan se kuvien ottaminen käy kun ei silmät meinaa pysyä auki. Ja jotenkin musta tuntuu siltä että mun punaisilla silmillä oli valokuvattaviin pakene-tai-taistele-mainen vaikutus. Kaikista vastoinkäymisistä huolimatta onnistuin kuitenkin nappaamaan muutaman näyttökelpoisen kuvan. Ja nyt, kahden viikon kuvienkäsittelyn laiminlyömisen jälkeen olen vihdoin hoitanut urakan pois alta viettämällä kolme tuntia photoshopin äärellä. En tiedä miten mulle on kehittynyt tapa muokata kuvat pahimmassa tapauksessa monta kuukautta myöhässä mutta valitettavasti näin on. Ja kuulen usein valituksia aiheesta. No ei valituksia suoranaisesti mutta ihmiset hoputtavat kun kuvista ei pariin viikkoon ala kuulua mitään. Vasta muutaman ärtyneen muistutuksen jälkeen saan aikaseksi muokata yhtään mitään. Tällä kertaa muistuttavana tekijänä toimi poikaystäväni isä ja hänen lahjoittamansa muistitikku. Tiedostin tämän olevan vitsi mutta tuli siinä silti hieman syyllinen ja aikaansaamaton olo...

8/12/2012

SUMMER 2012 WRAPPED UP



Endless rainy days, the sun being only a rare delicacy. Acting childish and immature with my brother. Getting inked for the third time. Spending time with my ever so lovely boyfriend and (as my mother put it) practically living at his place. Being both disappointed and really pleased with the festivals I went to. Listening to good albums and watching movies due to the shit weather. Spending absurd amounts of money on good but unnecessary stuff (and as a result becoming bankrupt). Though it's only august I think it's fair to say that this pathetic Finnish summer is over. 15 °C and grey skies don't feel very summery to me.

8/01/2012

HELSINKI




Last weekend consisted of many pleasant things. Having breakfast at a cute café at 2pm, cuddling with my friend's cats, spending time and making finds in clothes stores which you can't find in Turku, getting to know new wonderful people, lying in the sun on the beach, being stuck underneath a canopy in the summer night because of a sudden and heavy rain shower, taking in the night life of Helsinki City (hearing the DJ's play something else than Pitbull felt almost surreal, in a good way of course), making our way home through the thick fog at 5am after a night out, taking all too many good photos and of course spending time with Noora (one of the sweetest and kindest persons I know). It was awesome.