“In this project I have realized a childish dream. I play with the idea of being an ambitious collector; conserving my environments into a large personal collection. Most landscapes are from where I grew up, on the countryside in the south of Finland, where my roots still lie. Separation anxiety to my childhood is simply what absorbed me into this project.
With analog multiple exposures I’m able to manipulate my photographs in-camera—this project was not created or manipulated in an external software such as Photoshop.
I just posted a review of Catación Pública on my other blog. It’s one of the most inspiring coffee companies I’ve come across, with the potential to make a big impact on the Colombian coffee scene. While waiting for owner Jaime Duque to arrive, I shot a few photos of the neighborhood around the cafe along with Chermelle Edwards (whose Coffeetographer blog has great photography). I’ve posted a few shots below, plus a couple more from around Bogotá.
By me. Photo edited in Lightroom. The Turning Torso is a landmark in Malmö. As the tallest building in Scandinavia, it carries the weight of all that such things tend to symbolize – particularly in Malmö, which is transforming from a working class shipbuilding center to a post-industrial economy with high rates of immigration. It’s always in the background in Malmö, and so it makes for fun opportunities to recast its meaning.
On the street outside of the Herald Square Macy’s. Holiday vibes. Kids and families looking at the window displays. Guys in costumes: Santa Claus, Hello Kitty, Elmo, a trio of Hells Angels. Noise from a nearby protest at the Gap, Inc., accompanied by giant inflated rats that reminded me of Cosmopolis.