A spring lake, a cold night's breeze and fleeting warmth slowly vaporising from your skin. These are the moments in between having an all-nighter cottage sauna. Surrounded by the Finnish nature in all it's glory.
Here's a couple of shots from my favorite location in Lahti from last year. An abandoned skein(?) factory that Atte and Anna found and also fell in love with. I have only been there once, but am craving to go back there soon with some new ideas to execute. The first time, as seen here was just improvising, as most of my projects are.
Lately I've been thinking about really planning and thinking through projects beforehand. As it's something I never really do, I feel like I want to put an effort soon to start a "52 weeks" project where I plan and execute a proper conceptual photoshoot every week. Let's see if there's enough time for that. At least it's public information now :)
Photographing nude for the first time ever was an immersive experience. Fredrika had contacted me about wanting to do a "self-documentation", and so we started this portrait project. Clean and true to nature, in glorious afterglow of sunset we photographed at a lake dear for her. The weather was getting colder by the minute, but I've never had such a calm model to work with (in such conditions at least). Not to mention the great assistant work done by our friend Mesku!
We ended up having a great hour of shots from full-body to close-ups, and will surely continue this collaboration as a photographical diary of self.