After photographing U & R's wedding, the couple commissioned me for another fun, more informal trash the dress/rock the frock shoot. The industrial docks in Helsinki provided some pretty awesome backdrops for a grittier series.
Portrait commission for issue 21/2013 of Swiss magazine NZZ Campus. Professor Stephen Reicher is a social psychologist and former Head of the department of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. His research and work specialises in crowd psychology, group behaviour and the individual-social relationship, and processes such as tyranny and leadership.
One of his most notable studies is the 2002 BBC Prison Study conducted together with Alex Haslam of the University of Exeter.
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"Tänään satun olemaan täällä - Huomenna jossakin toisessa paikassa. Minä kuljen kulkemistani, ja kun löydän hauskan paikan, pystytän telttani ja soitan huuliharppua."
"I live all over the place. Today I happen to be here. Tomorrow I will be somewhere else. I wander about as I please. When I find a place I like, I pitch my tent and play my harmonica.” -Nuuskamuikkunen
I'm currently in the process of building www.tiumakkonen.com, but in the meantime, here's a few images from the jewellery collection of the absolutely amazing Sally Morrison. Visit her website for more awesomeness: http://sally-morrison.tumblr.com !
And once again thank you to Sophie for modelling the pieces, she is a champ and a muse.
Emma and Zoë at home, 2013
For the very first session a few weeks ago, I got to work with Emma and Zoë, who kindly invited me to their home where we had some tea and biscuits, and I got to meet a giant snail. I am so grateful for this opportunity and the brave ladies who signed up to participate! The ball is now rolling with an amazing number of people already volunteering for this, most complete strangers to me, united by a common cause. Several more sessions are already in the bag as well and I have met some truly wonderful new people!
But this is only the beginning. If you would also like to take part, please comment here, shoot me an email (address is in the sidebar) or find me on Facebook/ECA campus/anywhere! EVERYONE is encouraged to participate, and at no point does the project ask anyone to define or label themselves in any way - this project is not about 'what', it is about 'who'. Nevertheless I would like to take the opportunity to especially encourage the trans* and intersex individuals among us who I feel are most often left out even in otherwise inclusive LGBTI circles and happenings, and the representation of whom in popular visual culture still remains particularly narrow and awful, to consider taking part. :)
Spread the word, I can't do this alone!
Hey all! It's been pretty quiet around these parts, but I haven't dropped off the face of the planet yet (though I have been watching lots of sci-fi space dramas recently). My final year at Edinburgh College of Art is soon coming to a close and I have been really busy working on my dissertation as well as my final photo project - more to follow on that later!
This June will be especially exciting as I will be participating in the biggest graduate art show in Europe, the Free Range Art & Design Show in London. The collective I belong to, SoftBox Photography Collective, has reserved a space on Brick Lane for the dates between 13-17 June, and we are now working super hard to fundraise and realise the exhibition. And it's not cheap, guys - we've calculated our budget to be about £6,500 short of its goal at the moment. So we have set up a crowdfunding project on Sponsume and are humbly asking EVERYONE we know, have met, worked with, photographed, drunk, sung and danced with to help young photographers out with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Even just £1 is already a huge deal for us, and if everyone we knew donated that, we'd be sorted! So easy! If only...
The above swanky video, as well as more information, testimonials, and details on all the AWESOME STUFF you can get as a thank you gift if you donate can be found here:
We've already had three big exhibitions in Edinburgh. The Graduate Show at ECA will be the fourth, but we want to go all out. This is THE big break for a lot of us hoping to make it in London and the wider world. Please show your appreciation for young, emerging photographers today!