Friday, December 23, 2016

"Dried Up"

from so little sleeping
 and so much reading, 
his brain dried up
 and he went completely
 out of his mind."

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 'Don Quixote'

Friday, December 2, 2016

Featured Photographer: Mika Suutari

"When I started taking photos, I shot nearly everything I could find out in nature.
A few years later, I bought a macro lens and started shooting close-ups.
I shot close-ups for several years, shooting mainly plants.
You could say that the plants have been changed to characters in my images, and a macro-lens changed to a wide-angle lens.

In recent years, I have been dealing with some difficult issues in my personal life
 that i have been processing through photography.
Photography is, and has been, very therapeutic for me.
My photography is very important to me. 
When I am taking pictures, I forget about everything else around me and focus solely on it. Big part of photography for me is being in the nature in complete silence under a starry sky or on a foggy field. 
That is why I love it."

"The most important thing for me in an image is the mood,
not so much the landscape itself, or technical quality of the image.
A good photograph is the result of the right moment, good light, and the photographers vision.

I mostly get inspired from the nights, clear skies and morning mist here in Finland.
I'm also interested in science fiction and post apocalyptic movies, TV series and quite dark music. "

"This is my advice to others:
 You need to take lots of pictures, try out different things 
and make mistakes until you get the picture to look how you want it. "

“Do not care what others say. 
Do what you love.”

(Interview by Carli Vögel)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Featured Photographer: Mark Cornick

"I'm an Urban and Landscape photographer based in London.
I work in the Broadcast industry full time, but am working hard to try and make photography my career.

I'm passionate about all things photography and image related, and when I'm not shooting architectural images in London, I love to visit the coast to shoot seascapes"

"I just love creating, and looking at images.
It means you can spend time exploring new places, 
and also learn a lot about the city / area you live in.
I'm a big fan of lines, shapes, symmetry and abstraction, 
which is perfect for shooting architecture."

"Most of my images are taken in and around London, focusing on the architecture and urban landscape.
We often travel to Cornwall, which is on the South Coast, and is amazing for seascapes.

Hong Kong is the ultimate bucket list destination for me at the moment.
 I love dystopian imagery, so Hong Kong would be a dream location."

"Take a break. Don't force it.
 Look at the work of others to find some inspiration.
I've found that having an end goal, like with a distinction
 is the best way for me to remain focused and creative.
Create images that you want to take, 
and try not to fall into the trap of just making images
 that you think will be successful on the internet."

(Interview by Carli Vögel)

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Waiting For Us"

Arianna Ceccarelli                                           Adeolu Osibodu

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
Joseph Campbell




Friday, October 21, 2016

Featured Photographer: Svein Nordrum



"I'm 57 years old and I live in Oslo, Norway.
I've always loved the outdoors, hiking, ice skating, cross-country skiing and cycling."

"I started out 10 years ago,
When I got my first DSLR I got pretty much hooked, photographing has since becoming a deep passion.

I photograph because I feel I have to, it´s an urge.
It´s kind of a visual hunt to find -something- that in some way or another gives me a creative fulfillment."

“I search for simplicity combined with something distinctive in the motif, environments which contains little visual noise.

“I try to have a consistent style in my photography, to express myself creatively.”

“To see is to forget the name of what you see.”
-Paul Valéry

(Interview by Carli Vogel)