8/26/2015

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER



Some shots taken on my last trip to Stockholm this summer. All of these are taken at my grandmother's flat. There's a certain charm to it, even though it doesn't quite meet with what I view as the ideal interior. I like the weirdness of it. And the fact that it's mostly furnished and decorated with stuff found from a trash container. To be honest she's not doing that well at the moment - which is understandable, the old age is weighing down on her - and I wanted to document as much as possible, although I know she isn't that keen on me doing that. Although we have completely different worldviews and disagree on quite a lot of things I do love her and the thought of her not being there just feels strange. Fatima is one of the most hardworking people that I've ever known and for that I respect her. I'd really like to believe that from every person that you meet you learn something new, that there's a good quality in each and everyone of us (if you're patient enough to find out, that is). At least I'm personally very inclined to dig out those qualities (when required, by force).

8/18/2015

VID


VIDEO BY MOI. ENJOY!

8/16/2015

KAISA


MODEL: KAISA LÖYSKÄ
PHOTOGRAPHY: SARA LEHTOMAA


So I met up with this amazingly beautiful person a couple of weeks ago. This girl named Kaisa. We had been speaking online for a little while and finally decided to actually meet in person. And I'm glad we did, because not only did I enjoy the heck out of shooting with her, but I also got to know this sweet sweet person that she is a little better. Very seldom do I feel this kind of connection with people. It's not that I don't get along with people, quite the opposite actually, but people are very different and often times you just don't quite get each other. With Kaisa there was this mutual understanding and a sense of effortlessness. That's something I value. It just left me feeling really happy. I think it is such an amazing thing when you finally meet people who you just instantly sync with out of the great sea of those that exist. It makes existence quite a bit more enjoyable.

P.S. If someone else is disturbed by the cropped hands in the first photo I apologize and agree with you. But there's just something about that photo that really made me want to publish it (that something being Kaisa).  

8/12/2015

SHADY


DRESS - URBAN OUTFITTERS    |    CARDIGAN - H&M    |    LEATHER JACKET - ZARA    |    SHOES - DINSKO    |    HAT - THRIFTED

7/28/2015

SUMMER DAYS



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.


7/19/2015

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PLAYSUIT - OASAP *    |    T-SHIRT - LINDEX    |    HAT - THRIFTED    |    EARRINGS - PRIMARK    |    HEELS - RIVER ISLAND

7/13/2015

RUISROCK & A SHORT ANALYSIS OF SELFIE-TAKING (APPARENTLY)




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!

P.S. Disclosure was fucking awesome. And so were the girls who came all the way from Helsinki (which is not actually that long).

7/03/2015

LUPINUS POLYPHYLLUS


SHORTS - STYLEMOI *    |    TOP - ZARA    |    SUNNIES - ZEROUV *    |    SHOES - OFFICE

7/02/2015

RUINS & THE SEASIDE


BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN EDINBURGH AND ST ANDREWS.