Wednesday, 7 December 2016

AFTERGLOW


































Been waking up later.
Stretching in peace
after everyone else has disappeared. 
Sleeping sounder at night,
feeling more restful in the day. 
 I put the coffee on the stove,
quietly begin the day's work,
exercise in between,
then carry on. 
Today, a happy jumble in the kitchen
after last night's independence day get-together. 
A fridge full of leftovers,
and a heart warm with the afterglow
of friends who mean so much. 

















Sometimes I don't quite know what to write here,
but I do want to share something,
glimpses even. 
Something of the thankfulness 
for this time of life. 
For learning to trust in the small steps. 
I've nudged a wish this autumn
for a workspace
shared with others,
and a chance conversation
a couple of weeks ago
got my hopes up
in the best possible way.
More of that later,
if it materialises...


All I can say is 
I've been blown away
by the generosity of people recently,
by a genuine desire to make others happy,
LOVE. 
Friendships that by now have become so solid.
A relationship with my husband
that can go through tricky patches,
but always returns to a clearing
bathed in light & peace.  
I think I've learned this recently
- sometimes giving space,
letting go even,
can bring a huge blessing in return
when the time is right.





x







(model: Minna Kosonen 
muah: Meghna Mukherjee)















Sunday, 4 December 2016

HIBERNATION






















































The weeks might be busy,
the weather cold,
but the weekends extra cosy
this time of year.















Friday, 2 December 2016

WINTER DARKS












I so adore these campaign images
for Cabbages & Roses from a year ago.











































More here. 








Thursday, 24 November 2016

SILENTLY DRAWN





















“Let yourself be silently drawn 
by the strange pull of what you really love. 
It will not lead you astray.” 

- Rumi













model: Ani Pinchuk
muah: Meghna Mukherjee  
taken at a workshop by Dasha Pears







Tuesday, 22 November 2016

FOR A GREY DAY




















































some moods from my shoot for nougat
earlier this autumn. 
a day that stretched from morning
til the last rays of light
in an excited frenzy,
every limb tired in a happy  kind of way
at the end of the day. 
today, this set serves as a note to self
to light up some candles
& soak up these november greys.




x









Sunday, 20 November 2016

A THOUSAND VERSIONS OF YOU




















You have shed a thousand skins
to become the person you are today.
And if you ever feel overwhelmed
by the many people you once were,
remember,
your bones have grown,
but what makes them has never changed.

Nikita Gill



Image taken at a workshop
by Dasha Pears this weekend.
My head is sort of bursting by its seams
with a jumble of images, thoughts,
 and a dose of constructive criticism. 
Like I need to land a little
and stare into space for a while
like my ethereal model Minna here
with her luminous skin.
Wrapping up for the day yesterday,
window light landed softly on her skin
& in all its simplicity,
I think this became my favourite shot.



model: Minna Kosonen 
muah: Meghna Mukherjee 













Monday, 24 October 2016

TURKU WEEKEND


































































We spent a weekend in Turku,
where despite the chilly late autumn weather,
it was quite easy to lose oneself
in the atmosphere.  
was my main aim,
but we also enjoyed the Aboa Vetus museum,
food halls, cafés 
(it's the little things that make a wanderer happy,
like how at Café Art
they gave each of us a hot chocolate
with a different floating pattern :)) 
and fish market
that sprawled on either side of the river.
Newlyweds dripping with joy
stepped out from the Cathedral.
The tiny Välikatu "in between" street
had clearly done a runner from Stockholm's Gamla Stan,
and somewhere along the riverbank 
I imagined myself in Amsterdam. 
As dusk descended,
the cafés and restaurants 
were bustling with people & chatter. 





Lokakuun viimasta huolimatta
oli Turusta helppo raaputtaa tunnelmaa. 
Päätärppinä minulla Helene Schjerfbeck taidemuseossa,
mutta viihdyttiin myös Aboa Vetuksessa,
kauppahallissa, kahviloissa
(ne on ne pienet ylimääräiset eleet,
jotka ilahduttavat vaeltajan mieltä,
kuten se, kun Café Artissa
sai jokainen meistä kaakaonsa eri kuviolla :)),
joen molemmin puolin levittäytyneillä silakkamarkkinoilla.
Tuomiokirkosta asteli iloa säteilevä pari.
Pikkuinen Välikatu
kuin karannut Tukholman Gamla stanista,
jossain kohtaa joenvartta kuvittelin 
häivähdyksen Amsterdamia.  
Pimenevässä syysillassa kuppilat
täynnä ihmisiä ja puheensorinaa. 



























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