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2010.06.12 | finland, helsinki, photo | no coments »

talvi

talvi

talvi

january 2010, helsinki.

hietaniemen hautausmaa

2009.12.24 | finland, helsinki, photo | no coments »

hautausmaa

hautausmaa

hautausmaa

hautausmaa

hautausmaa

hautausmaa

hautausmaa

christmas eve, hietaniemen hautausmaa (hietaniemi graveyard / sandudds begravningsplats).

large portions of the graveyard were lit only by candlelight, placed there by loved ones, the church or people who want to commemorate something or someone. most headstones had a candle in front of it, in a little well dug out of the snow. the candle light reflected off some of the headstone that had a polished finish. passing through groups of people one could hear numbers and family roles being mentioned over and over. “kuus vuotta” “mummi” “fem år” “veljeni”. some people standing in silence, some people standing in a group remembering or praying.

in the quiter parts of graveyard a strange inversion took place – the candles lit up the headstones causing them to become alive in a way, in the background people, wrapped up to protect from the cold, moved in a ghostlike fashion.

here i stand

2009.12.23 | finland, helsinki, photo | no coments »

standing

a weeks growth

2009.12.14 | finland, photo | 2 comments »

7 days

seven days growth. june 2009.

ark

2009.10.03 | finland, helsinki, randomness | no coments »

from the air

ark magazine cover. may 2000. the white blob in the middle is helisnki. the black inverted “v” at the top of the picture is the runway at helsinki vantaa airport.

ark magazine, photo notes:
in the helsinki region, a dispute centres on the master plan and proposals by officals to build new areas on the sea. seen from outer space, the borders made by people disappear and a large, uniforma, and for the present at least, uniformed landscape appears. the helsinki region and the archipelago formed by glaciation seen in a satellite radar image: settlement is white, the lakes are medium brown and the forests dark. the shade of the sea indicate changing wind conditions. the blue streak in the sea is a suspected oil spill. the city of helsinki is in the centre of the picture.
(photo: esa 1995, eurimage, novosat ltd.)