Archive for ‘Finnland’

September 2, 2012

27 Pictures – 6 days – An old photographers dream

I am back in Germany and I know. I know I have not stuck to my promise. I have not posted too much about my holiday during the summer. Part of the reason is that I am not allowed to speak about some of the amazing projects at this point, but stay tuned for some great videos later that year. The other reason is that I have just really enjoyed my time and did not want to spoil the Finish summer in front of a computer. One project I want to speak about today was something I have done ten years ago and have ceased to exercise ever since. I have faced the the challenges of analog photography for a long time when starting to mess with the camera of my parents at the age of ten, but have been a true digital photographer ever since. Having enjoyed the virtues of shooting 500 pictures and more during one event, having total control with a small monitor, and knowing all ways around my small EOS 500D – I really like my way of Phototography. Nevertheless I was in for a big change this summer.

For the FLOW Festival 2012 in Helsinki I did not want to use my Large SLR but chose an option inspired by my great finish friend Satu Moilainen. Satu attempted this summer to shoot with only one instant camera and 27 pictures during the course of three months. My patience is not close to this excellence but I liked the idea way too much and bought myself and overpriced small cam and even found some time to paint it in funky colors.

My results? How did I like those 27 precious little pictures? I am not really sure – part of me is very proud to have attempted to limit myself to this small number and is surprised by the results. The other half is very certain about the incredible luck you must have with this kind of photography. Nevertheless I got the taste of it and will try to shoot more lucky photography later that year .. Stay tuned!

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July 16, 2012

Summer

BildMy dear Blog Readers,

I know time has passed since my last post – too much time. But be happy about the summer, since I have great plans of revitalizing this little site that has been dormant for such a long time. Since I have returned from china in march I have enjoyed a wonderful half year in munich, which has welcomed me greatly. Unfortunatelly my studies have not forgotten me either and accordingly I have had loads of other things on my mind, than this beloved blog.

This Summer though I will return, to the birth places of this blog. I will revisit articles, meet old friends and will join new friends and document some of their ideas and stories. I look forward to this exciting new time. For one month I will leave central europe and move my centre of living to one of the most wonderful places in north Euroipe. Helsinki here i come. My list of ideas is long, and my mind for inspiration wide open.

What are your ideas i should do? Where should i go? Whom should i meet?

I can’t wait to fly – 2 weeks for inspiration and meditation are left ..

Greets from Munich

Max

July 31, 2011

Det var en bra tid

Jag har just fått ett stort brev från mitt gamla hem Finland .. Tack för en fantastisk tid och en underbar text i årsredovisningen.

I have just received a great letter from my old home Finland .. Thanks for a great time and a wonderfull text in the annual report.

May 31, 2011

Finland Trip Retrospective

I have allready posted my best pictures, long pictures and a whole bunch of other thoughts about my trip to finland. Nevertheless i do not want to hold back the little masterpiece that Bene has put together of his and my media collections of finland. Thanks to his brilliant new sony camera and my rugged photo specialist we captured a pretty nice trip through helsinki, espoo and turku. Props to a really great video! Please post a nice comment on his page for this one!

May 31, 2011

Panoramic Pictures of the European Cultural Capitol

As I have stated before my brand new passion are panoramic pictures. For starters my depicted motives have mostly been slow-moving objects like architecture. Later on I have realized, that moving objects might be good for panoramas as well. A couple of days ago I spent the weekend in the European Cultural Capitol 2011 – Turku. Watching the BMX bikers was fascinating but difficult to capture – until I realised that my new passion might actually help me this time. After 40 minutes for each picture I am quite glad with the results. Thanks for amazing jumps and patient friends who let me keep every angle of these artists.

May 23, 2011

Hyvää Suomi!

I just came back from finland this morning. After 4 intensive days in Helsinki and Turku we arrived before our first lecture at 8 am in Munich. After waking up with five cell phones and ten alarms, Maria brought Bene and me to the airport. After some luxurious 1.5h of sleep at night and extensive 2h on the plane the study day was a bit rough. Now, that I am finished I have rewarded myself with a little photo wrap up of the last days – may you enjoy it as much as I do! Thanks to every fin, german, and exchange students that has been a part of my last four days. Extensive descriptions will soon be given, and have already been posted a little bit on Benes Blog. If you want to have the full schedule you can also look through my planning blog post.

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May 18, 2011

Ich packe meinen Koffer ..

I pack my suitcase, and take with me .. Yes, only a tenth is actually stuff that I need for myself, the rest is stuff for the finish friends. See you all back next week – Stay safe everybody!

May 14, 2011

Finland Travell Schedule

Travelling is supposed to a spontaneous and relaxing activity – This might be the case, but judging by the messages, requests and proposed activities I received from my finish friends since I announced my comeback to Finland I am in deep trouble. Accordingly I have drafted a loose plan which can be a guideline for everyone that wants to see me next weekend in Finland.

  • Do you want to come along for one of the activities?
  • Do you have other activities I forgot and have to be put into my schedule?
  • What should I bring you from germany that makes you happy?
April 19, 2011

Hyvää Suomi – Part III

Special Thanks to Emmi and Bene for kicking my Ass.

Update: Bene seems to be happy as well :-)!

April 15, 2011

Erasmus Presentation – Finland

Yes – good memories have been flowing around, indeed! But now (after 57min ..) my desk is totally flooded with ideas and I have absolutely no idea what is important for Erasmus newbies, and can be communicated in just 10 minutes .. Can anybody help my prioritising this messy mind map? (and maybe even clean up my office desk? :-))