Video:B&W Street Photography - What Are the Finns Like? Volume 1.

Friday 1/31/20 time 9:56 AM

B&W Street Photography - What Are the Finns Like? Volume 1. Old school B&W images of ordinary Finns living their lives up North between Sweden and Russia. Enjoy! Like & subscribe!

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Merry Christmas One And All!

Tuesday 12/24/19 time 2:39 PM

Merry  Christmas  one  and  all!   Drink lots,  eat lots.   Be happy,  be strong  and  be  safe.


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Thank You 200 000 visitors!

Tuesday 12/3/19 time 7:32 PM



200 000 visitors and counting! Hope you all have enjoyed your visit! You're welcome to come back anytime!

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Home Sweet Home Series

Wednesday 11/13/19 time 9:32 PM - Simo Väisänen

Finally something new. Added my latest photo series Home Sweet Home to my album.

We all seem to know what real estate ads and especially their images look like. Of course there are as many photographers as real estate agents but in most cases home ads show us homes and houses that are styled for sale and look spick-and-span.

In this photo series The Empire Strikes Back. The images in Home Sweet Home  present an intimate insight to a home where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong  and laughter never ends. It's a home for ordinary people.  And it's  absolutely not for sale.

Home Sweet Home Series - click here:  Home Sweet Home


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My Photography - My Rules

Friday 11/17/17 time 3:26 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


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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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