Viewfinder from the Past

Here they are, the pictures taken in 2012, from a vintage, 1953 смена камера (Russian for Smena Camera).

Unfortunately the scanner has a way to make scanned images look even older than they truly are, and the colours are more faded than the original. Nevertheless these images do prove that old machines can still produce wicked things. Analog photography is so much more challenging than the digital world. There are limited picture that can be taken each role, and developing them is expensive. Still the results are much more satisfying than when a luxurious, automatic, he does it himself camera is used. (Of course this is an attempt to make the images uncovered below look more precious, because the digital age rocks as well!)

Please do jump into a vintage store sometimes and have a look around, who knows you might find your own time machine! Besides, if you do not know it works? Google will know!

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Beyond your Back garden

Finland, a mystery so close, but often never unfolded. What lies behind the fence that distinguishes the perimeter of your home? The most interesting scenery can be found right in front of your doorstep, but it is too close for it to look remotely interesting. Who is to say one must travel to see more? The following images have been taken in the forest that borders the flat known as my ‘garden of safety’. All photos remain untouched to intensify the reality of the beauty of nature. My solitude of boredom lead to an epic adventure that changed my perspective on the neighbourhood I live in. The long Finnish winters prevent the trees to expand in width and for vegetation to grow tight together. This created the opportunity to abandon the trails and get lost in mosquito land.


The Beauty of Dawn

An obsession vs. the race against time, allied with the still under freezing temperatures & the struggle through meters of snow.

A HDR of dawn when the moon was at its `waxing gibbous´ phase in Jyväskylä (Finland). 

A HDR of the full moon in Jyväskylä (Finland)

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