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 started this photoblog about a year ago and one of the first blog posts was a look back to the year 2010 with sort of a 'Best of' photo selection. So, I thought about doing the same this year as well, and although I feel very hesitant about making any kinds of 'Best of' lists, I think I could look at this as a flashback or a quick coverage for the past year of 2011. I love visiting new places and countries, so even just by those standards, the last year was amazing.
I got to see a very very snowy winter and a hot summer (by our standards, that is) in my homeland, Finland, but I also had the chance to see The Alps in Engelberg, Switzerland, as well as the Bavarian region and German Alps in Garmich-Partenkirchen, Germany. I ended shooting some weddings, too, which added different kind of experience to my photography. On top of everything, I ended up moving to Sydney, Australia and also fulfilled one of my travelling dreams by touring a bit around New Zealand. So all in all, amazing places and amazing opportunities for improving my photography and I think I ended up getting couple of nice shots here and there. I don't want to view these images as the top selections for the year, but rather as a photography collection that I see covering my year of 2011 pretty well and the way I personally see it.
All I can say is: The World Is Beautiful.
Here we go, the chosen 11 photos from the year 2011. Let this be a great start for the photo-rich year of 2012.