Here's some street photography picks from March 2014 when I was visiting New York. The Big Apple is always an enthralling place and although street photography isn't something I normally do a lot, of course I had to give it a shot. All of these photos are in black and white, but I'll post later some cityscapes from the same trip.
As a tradition, I have posted my personal favourites of my photography at the end of each year. So, now it's time for the collection from 2013. Of course, the photo set is dominated by landscapes from Austrian Alps and Iceland, which were the absolute highlights for this ending year.
You can also have a look at previous years' collections here: 2012, 2011 and 2010.
I decided to arrange a Print Giveaway once again and this time it was only held on my Facebook photography page. I gave out two high quality Hahnemühle fine art prints. After a lottery pick out of almost hundred people, the winners turned out to be from Finland and Canada. So, here we have the two pictures that the winners selected and I set out to post them.
I just created a new project called "r o a d" on my Behance portfolio. The theme itself and the post-processing touch are a bit different from most of my work. I took all these photos in Iceland and came up with the idea immediately when we started driving around the country.
As I've done the last two years before, I've collected my favourite photographs from this ending year of 2012. It includes more colour than before, but also some black and white photography as I've started to find my own style in fine art direction of photography. In this collection, I have photos from Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Paris and Finland.
So, even though it feels like I had relatively little time for shooting this year compared to last year, I still managed to visit a few amazing locations and get some new material.
I also had my first two photography exhibitions here in Helsinki ('A Glimpse Of The World' and 'Shades'), so that was
a big challenge as well as a place of learning for me. I'm happy I managed to do the exhibitions and we'll see what happens next year in that regard.
Hopefully I still continue to learn and develop next year. There's some new shooting locations already in plans. One of my dream places is becoming true when I get to visit Iceland next July. Really, really looking forward to that!
Happy new year everyone! Here's my chosen photos.
December in Paris could be windy, rainy and chilly, but it's also very atmospheric and beautiful, even if the sun is nowhere to be seen. Clouds and dark shades make the city even more appealing. As I many times find out with my photography, clouds and scarce light creates a unique setting for capturing moody and mysterious scenes. So, here's some urban and cityscape photography from winter days in Paris.
I was kindly asked by two friends (and café owners) to bring in some of my photography and hang them on their café's walls. I named the exhibition 'Shades' and it includes five colour landscapes and four black & white square prints. These landscapes are, yes, from New Zealand, but also one from Bavaria, Germany and one from Australia.
So, from 16.11. onwards you can see some of my photos framed on Kahvila Sävy's walls in Helsinki. It's an awesome, cosy coffeehouse. You are guaranteed to get the best special coffees (double cappuccino being my favourite from them), tasty and fresh croissants and hear some nice tunes from vinyl records. I would definitely recommend visiting, even if not for my photos. Here's three of the nine photos that I got printed in Sävy.
I got further in going through my Svalbard photos from last summer. I finally got going with my intentions of post processing and turning some of the photos into black & white, grayscale tone.
More of these photos in my Behance projects Svalbard in Greyscale pt.1, pt.2 and pt.3. There's some samples on my Facebook page here.