28 December 2010

il trenino rosso.

♡ time with my family is a bless.
yesterday we took a magic tour through the alps by the little red train.

Jacopo took his land camera.

the journey was a beautiful visual experience. I have chosen a 1990's style postcard to remember it.

I hope you all had a very merry christmas!

20 December 2010

♡ darkroom.

one good thing about being back in milano for a few days is to be able to do some DARKROOM works finally.
I have missed my darkroom equipment so much!

some prints of fuji fp-100 negatives of various moments in helsinki. do you remember the positive of each one?2011 goal: find a way to bring all the darkroom equipment in finland.

16 December 2010

snapshots and more.

christmas is almost here: tomorrow I am taking a plane to visit my family and spend sometime together. I have spent the past few days with Jacopo - visiting some of our favourite sites here in Helsinki.
some snapshots - kodak portra 400.

korkeasaari

sealife - our first time at the Helsinki aquarium.

✻ I wish me and Jacopo could get done more photos of us together.
we finally went to seurasaari today to feed some birds.
♡♡♡
lovely christmas letter from Miia

P.S. I have spent an absolutely lovely Pikku Joulu with Wensi and Jacopo last night - it made me really happy ♡

10 December 2010

kynäpussi ja piparitalo.

I got mail today - despite the 50cm plus of snow everything works here.
♡ from Joey

♡ my special handmade pencil case

my pencil case came with a christmas postcard. it is a present from Ukki and Mummi. Jacopo got his own pencil case done from the same artist when he was a little kid in Oulu.
I also sent mail today.
then me and Jacopo decided to prepare our first MUUMI PIPARITALO.
video

♡♡♡
I hope you enjoy the video about the house-making. my heart is full of love.

08 December 2010

matka pohjoiseen #2.

❅ travelling north part two.
I have spent a magic weekend in the great north with Jacopo and his family. despite the two hours of light and the cold - we have made the most of our journey. the atmosphere was absolutely worth experiencing.
✻ some prints of fp 100c negatives.

crossing a frost lake is something that a few months ago I would have just been able to dream about - the sound of my steps on the snow was music to me.
✻ video related to a project I am working on.
video

[soundtrack for the video is "Popplagið" by Sigur Ros]

✻ scans from an awesome children book about the forest.

02 December 2010

joulukuu.

in finland december is literally the month of christmas. besides the generous amount of school work I have to do - I am enjoying the white cold winter so much! Jacopo and I just got a film roll PRO H 400 developed and I would like to share the magic of the past few days here.
❄ a morning walk in white Rastila.

❄ Jacopo polished the negative of the second fuji fp100 and we got it print - the result is amazing to me.

❄ my bird friends in the snow and a new lovely visitor.
video

❄ it is easier to appreciate the sun when you get it just for a few hours.
Jacopo and I are going to travel north tomorrow: Oulu here we come!

29 November 2010

suomen talvi.

-14° ja Jacopo on täällä ♡

cold. snow. sweets. moomins. love. it really feels like Christmas already.
video

we went out to build a snow Pikku Myy: we want to share it here.
❄ thanks to Kasia for the ski trousers!
there are rabbits visiting the backyard at night time: more to come about them soon!

18 November 2010

sataa lunta.

for the first time today I felt the real snow in Helsinki.

it was snowing for a long time and I hope there will be more to come. everything is absolutely beautiful when the snow covers it. I have spent the whole morning looking at the snow flakes slowly coming down from the sky. now I know why I want to live here.
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temperatures dropped under 0° and the wild little birds need more food.

I have built a new feeder out of an empty butter box - the bright colour helps the birds to spot it from a distance in the snow.

✻ watching the birds coming to get the peanuts one by one makes my heart warmer - I am truly happy.

human ornament 01.

I have joined a really spontaneous and creative workshop in school: "human ornament". last week we have been working on the previous part of it: producing our new ornament skin out of pieces of fabrics and cardboards.
here are some backstage photographs - just got them developed today.

✻ I am going to be a yellow birch tree of course.

✻ the whole atmosphere was inspiring and it was interesting to see how the others around me were working.
I can't wait for the next part of the workshop: it's going to be next week and I will keep on taking some photographs.