Monday, February 28, 2011
Iida in studio, 2011.
Something that I styled and photographed a while back for my portfolio!
This week I am preparing my photo for a group exhibition, enjoy free drinks and finish a photo essay book.
There was a palm tree placed in middle of snow by the way, that's how the students roll here. Summer on our minds...
Sunday, February 27, 2011
On Saturday, I had business dinner with Sinikka and went through some of the pictures from our 10300 shoot. I am wearing metal/wood earrings, old cable knit, Samu Jussi Koski for Marimekko blazer with satin details and slits in elbows...and giving my best hangover smile.
We had two slices of delicious pizza and tiramisu but still got some work done, score. In the last picture you can see a little taster of what's about to come, excited!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
A brief moment, 2011 photographed by me
DKNY has launched a photo competition running with the theme Classic Kiss on their website, take a look!
On a side note, I lost my heart to Lara Stone running around in rainy NYC and choosing the right apple and she also accidentally finds the perfect hunk while doing all this.
You just have to got to love the world and life in general in fragrance ads...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Here are some behind the scenes pictures of the 10300 cover shoot!
1. Stylist Suvi wearing the models own cap, the sunlight was exhaustingly direct...but I guess we liked it more than the -15 outside!
2. Model Jonathan posing.
3. Goodies! My favorite's were a shirt from Raf Simons SS03, Helmut Lang bondage pants and...oops, should not give away everything at once, you have to wait til May to see the rest!
4. Photographer Sinikka checking out Suvi's wardrobe. No wonder, it's straight up awesome.
5. Pretty flowers.
6. Suvi's Raf book and my Mamiya, how perfect is this? And thank you guys once again!
This is the start, the next two months are going to be intense to get the publication together (and printed...we are open for sponsorships). It is going to be a beautiful thing!
I GOT INTO LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION!
Fashion Photography BA.
This time next year I'm in London, wearing a leather jacket with a silk shirt!
Not freezing my ass off in Finland.
Ps. I need a job, right now...or a really good internship!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Me by Sinikka Konttinen
While the model was having a smoke, I stepped in for a quick light test...
We shot the cover and editorial today for 10300, a publication I'm leading coming out in May.
I am so excited by all the talented people I have on board, wow guys!
Today felt like summer, the direct sun, an inside heatwave in middle of minus fifteen, wonder who of us has sunburned cheeks tomorrow...
If there's a better way to spend Sunday than with og Helmut Lang, old Raf Simons, inspiring people and sun, let me now!
Currently listening: Health - In Heat (Juvelin Remix)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
JESUS CALLED, HE SAID HE'S SICK OF THE DISSES, I TOLD HIM TO QUIT BITCHIN, THIS ISN'T A FUCKING HOTLINE
Lili and Karla NYE streetstyle by Ever Blazin Fools.
The sun has been out, I've been writing job applications, giving a try to NYFW and listening to some rap.
Ok, I think Ohne Titel, Theyskens' Theory and Calvin Klein Collection were pretty solid. In that order.
A warning though, this time of the year I get my fashion awakening, look forward to photobooth pictures of my new favorite, ochre silk shirt that is longer in the front (and cost me 1,5 e BOOM), three color block mohair sweater I practically live in and sporty leather jackets I think people have been neglecting.
It's like every spring I am trying to figure out who I am and what I want to become but this time I've done some research.
I just remember this one moment in London, right after my LCF interview, I was so happy, walked half an hour to wherever my happiness took me, my silk shirt flowing, my Rick shawl keeping me warm, sturdy boots, a nice maxi skirt and a light-coloured leather jacket, a very simple one. I was so happy. Then I turned around and got back to reality but I took a mental note to have that moment again as soon as possible and continue with it. One day you're going to like the side you wake up...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
1. Rocksmith x Wu Tang Roll Call T-Shirt in White
2. Sophie photographed by me, 2011.
It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the sun shines through my dusty window, my portfolio is ready and yesterday after listening to four hours of printer symphony, I let go...I know what I am looking for, I am breathing it, transfixed by the reflection of light in the snow, I want it, I want it all now, I've got so far to go.
You know you're doing good when a crisis outfit consists of Lanvin and you calm down immediately after five minutes of J Dilla.
I'm here now.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Hello guys, just found out yesterday that I have an interview for London College of Fashion, Fashion Photography BA. In a week. Flights booked. I also have a little bump in my forehead since yesterday I also smacked my face with Olympus OM. Oh, the irony...
Wish me luck! LOTS OF IT!
And I need patience to be my best friend while I'm printing out my portfolio with non-calibrated screen and negatives I have scratched...
Sunday, February 06, 2011
1.Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, 1955
2.Patrick Mimran - Don’t Feel Stupid…, 2011
3.Paloma Picasso in St. Tropez by Helmut Newton, 1973
Oh and one more final thing...
"I have always felt the worst thing is when a woman walks into a room and the first thing you look at is her clothes."
-Albert Kriemier, head designer of Akris
...enjoy your life.
Friday, February 04, 2011
These are my favorites from Finnish label Laitinen for Fall 2011: amazing prints and jackets to dream about, as usual. I am especially feeling the muddy colour version, an evolution from their usual blue prints and the dropped belt trousers matched with the jacket in the fourth picture pair. You can place the look in Russian countryside, year 1911, but it still manages to look straight up contemporary. The rest of the collection also features beautiful knits and clever silhouettes, inspired by old armywear and new wave. And a dash of unexpected purple keeping it fresh! You can read more about the label and the inspiration behind the collection from a recent Dazed Digital interview or check out the current Fall/Winter collection over Vogue.it.
Lookbook photographed by Chris Vidal.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Hi guys, this is what I did in school today. Our assignment was to choose a song or an album, intepret it and do our own cover art. I chose jj's song Still and used pictures that I photographed on Monday in studio with my Canon 1D Mark II that I got from repair a while back. I was pretty happy with my work and not throwing my tea's to InDesign so I'm sharing this with you! The 'Still' is front image and jj is in the back so it reads out Still JJ, coming from the Still D.R.E beat the song uses. And the smoky print because the song also has some Lil Wayne lines. Yeah I know I'm too clever...
What do you think?