Some photos from about a month back when I was in Helsinki visiting Noora and taking some graduation photos of Thelma. That weekend really got my hopes up about summer thanks to the beautiful weather, but I'm not too convinced anymore. Sunshine has been a rarity for a while now and it's been raining an awful lot lately. I really hope it won't continue on like this for the rest of the summer. Last weekend was spent well - namely in Stockholm, my second home. I got to meet my relatives who I hadn't seen in two years and did some serious second hand shopping. It's really a shame we don't have second hand shops like that here in Turku. Although, on second thought I'd probably end up spending all of my money on unnecessary stuff... I also took a bunch of photos documenting our stay (as you might expect) and yes, I will be sharing photos from there later on. Now I'd like to end this post with a music recommendation - an EP called Urban Flora by Alina Baraz & Galimatias. Just incredibly beautiful. I've been listening to it non-stop.
A short video from Ruisrock, an annual music festival held here in Turku. For the very first time I decided use the selfie stick that my brother very kindly gave to me last Christmas as a present (notice the sarcasm in that statement). Also notice how keen I am on trying to make it sound like I despise it, although in reality I don't. Of course there is a certain notion of the selfie stick as something to be ashamed of. It's like, if you own a selfie stick, that's some next level shit, taking narcissism to a whole new dimension. In certain cases that might be true, but I will admit that it can actually be quite handy at times, for instance when you want a group shot without making the sacrifice of one person missing due to him or her being the one taking the shot. And I guess it looks kinda cool on video as well, with the bird's-eye view. Besides who am I to speak, I've got over 1k posts on Instagram and I bet about one fifth of them are selfies. I feel stupid now, especially when I started questioning my reasons for taking selfies and came up with no pleasing answers. The reality is that I'm either, a) taking a selfie because I want to make people laugh (those very seldom end up on Instagram but there are times...), or b) feeling beautiful and want to share it with others. And that sounds awfully primitive but it is a reality. And I can't really blame it on anyone but myself, but goddammit that's the way our species work, we try to show off with whatever in order to make people like us (not that there's anything wrong with that in itself, but lets just say it's not the best approach to life). Ok, so somehow this became a post about me defending the selfie stick and tracing the reasons for selfie-taking. I'll just leave it at that. Hope you like the video!