Tuesday, 12 December 2017


it's beginning to look a lot like...
woke up to a snow-covered backyard
and thought it was a good moment
to post some pics from a Christmas shoot for Nougat
we did a little while ago.

wishing you restful
pre-Christmas days.


Sunday, 10 December 2017


Today, we headed for a Sunday drive
to Malmgård Manor near Lovisa,
which held its annual Christmas market.
It sure is a stunning place.
We stopped off in Porvoo on the way back
for some grub & ambience,
although it was pitch black once we got there.

Otherwise it's been a weekend 
heavy on socialising.
Tonight a glass of red
& a brand new episode
 of Crown season 2 methinks. 

A sweet week ahead! 


Friday, 8 December 2017


The last time I visited 
 it was a lovely summer's day.
I returned just over a week ago
on a dark, end-of-November afternoon,
when all was set for Christmas.
For me,
it was a moment to breathe a little
before a client shoot early the next day,
and a sure way to get into the spirit of Christmas.


Thursday, 23 November 2017


"The photographer,
even in fashion & portraiture,
has to have a standpoint.
It's important to know 
what you stand for, no?
Most people just take pictures
but they stand for nothing.
They follow trends
don't know why."

"If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting 
an image of women in society,
then I must say,
there is only one way for the future,
& this is to define women
as strong & independent.
This should be the responsibility of photographers today:
to free women,
and finally everyone,
from the terror of youth & perfection."

"Your inspiration is better
if it comes from many different sources
& your sensibilities will transform
all those influences & inspiration
into your own visual world.
It's like reading the book
instead of watching the movie."

"Photography gives you the opportunity
to use your sensibility
& everything you are
to say something about 
& be part of the world around you.
In this way,
you might discover who you are,
with a little luck,
you might discover something much larger
than yourself."

Quotes: Peter Lindbergh

at Kunstahalle München 
last summer,
& exhibition mementos in the last one. 

Monday, 20 November 2017


“Life cracks us into unrecognizable shards 
of former incarnations. 
Slivers of our hurt and our pain and our shame 
nestles next to fragments 
of our truth, our divinity, 
our fierce reclamation of power."

"It is this very brokenness that allows us to knit together, 
kaleidoscope style. 
And we spin and shift and turn to the light 
until we appear brilliant, 
lit from within. 
Suddenly we are revealed; 
unexpected beauty born directly from brokenness."

"We have to be willing to break in order to become.” 

words: Jeanette LeBlanc

Monday, 6 November 2017


softly into a new week.
packing for tomorrow's shoot 
an early train ride away,
picking out white details
on a dark day.


Saturday, 4 November 2017


My soul month November arrived
with its diffused skies,
darkening nights
& invitation to retreat a little,
dream some more, 
quieten down.

The colder & shorter days
give a special quality to light.
That’s when the earth’s muted greys glimmer.
A whole lot of softness with edge,
I think that’s what I’m forever trying to capture.
Not too much of one without the other.

A warm buzz inside
from spending time with a dear friend yesterday,
a walk with my husband today along the coast,
the breeze adding an extra spring in the step.
Current state of mind:
subdued on the outside,
a riot of colour inside.

After dinner,
a glass of red & this interview with Ellen Von Unwerth
(my goodness how kind and down-to-earth she seems…).

Wishing you a lovely rest of the weekend.
Just that, rest.


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