My Photography - My Rules

Sunday 2/1/15 time 5:45 PM

1. "We know too much about how photographs look. Or pictures look. It is the easiest          thing in the world. It is natural to make those pictures we know. It's boring, you don't learn anything that way. You keep making what you know... So I try to deal with things - I've worked out my own way, I guess, to contend with that problem of being programmed about knowing too much about pictures." - Garry Winogrand

2. "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

3. Noise is a bourgeois concept. - Simo Väisänen. Yes, dude, that's me.

4. "Movies should be rough." - Orson Welles

    Photographs should be rough. - Simo Väisänen.

5. "There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."  - Ansel Adams

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Merry Christmas!

Wednesday 12/24/14 time 2:26 PM

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Christmas Lights 2014 No. 5

Tuesday 12/16/14 time 10:02 AM

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It's snowing - well, more like sleet, actually. Mikkeli, Finland.

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Christmas Lights 2014 No. 4

Monday 12/15/14 time 8:36 PM

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Rantakylä. Mikkeli, Finland

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Christmas Lights 2014 No. 3

Thursday 12/11/14 time 3:42 PM

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Kenkävero Vicarage. Mikkeli, Finland.

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Christmas Lights 2014 No. 2

Wednesday 12/10/14 time 6:34 PM

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Lähemäki. Mikkeli, Finland

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Christmas Lights 2014 No.1

Tuesday 12/9/14 time 6:31 PM

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Lähemäki School, Mikkeli Finland

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A Night at the Circus

Thursday 11/27/14 time 9:41 AM

Circus Florentino on tour in Mikkeli, Finland.  10th June 2014

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Crush the Castle - Destruction Pleasure

Friday 8/15/14

The internet is full of intructions on how to build a perfect sand castle. If, however, you happen to be a small child that's not the point. I mean building a sand castle. The  joy of crushing one afterwards is most certainly more fun and I should say a built-in feature in all of us. At least when we are small.

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Saturday 7/12/14 - Simo Väisänen

Finland shares an old European tradition. Every day of the year is someone's Name Day which is celebrated in the same way you celebrate your birthday. July 12 is for 'Hermanni' i.e. 'Herman' in English or 'Hermann' in German.

In olden days July 12 meant it's time to make hay. The work was usually done in big work parties  as voluntary work. The working bee below gathered to celebrate and commemorate 'Hermannin heinäpäivä' or 'Herman's Hay Day' in Mikkeli, Finland in 2013.

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