And it Began with a Tree

As a photographer attachments grow for certain places, you find yourself revisiting them time and time again. It’s almost an obsession to capture the perfect shot under the right circumstances. Every time you visit the moment is different and the image you capture tells another, slightly different, story. During the last year, and especially over theContinue reading “And it Began with a Tree”

Rajamäki and the Molotov Cocktail

During World War II Finland was fighting Russia all down its Eastern border and protecting its country from invasion. The Finns were hopelessly outnumbered and the Russians were a superior force. This period would later be known as The Winter War. Under the leadership of General Mannerheim the Finns had to resort to clever tacticsContinue reading “Rajamäki and the Molotov Cocktail”

A Day in the New Forest

The New Forest is an area in Southern England, widely known for its nature and wildlife. The Forest was first proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conquerer in the 11th century, and today a large proportion is still owed by the crown. Since 2005 the New Forest has been a national park. Wildlife OneContinue reading “A Day in the New Forest”

Jussi TwoSeven in Brighton

Recently I found myself in Brighton hunting for a number of street art pieces that had been placed around the city. The reason I was here was the Finnish street artist Jussi TwoSeven whose work I had been following since my time living in Helsinki, where I had first been introduced to his work. TheContinue reading “Jussi TwoSeven in Brighton”

Olhava, Repovesi National Park

I have now hiked in Repovesi National Park in autumn and winter with both trips being equally interesting in their different ways. One of the places I visited during both trips was Olhava, a huge rock cliff that is a popular spot for climbing, but also a great place for photographs. During the autumn IContinue reading “Olhava, Repovesi National Park”

Repovesi National Park in Winter

Among my many aims during the winter months was to spend a night camping. I had been camping many times but in the U.K temperatures generally stay above zero and the chances of snow is almost none. To winter camp in Finland would be an interesting experience and, more importantly, a test of what IContinue reading “Repovesi National Park in Winter”

Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

  “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, orContinue reading “Pleasure in the Pathless Woods”

Morning Frost

Coming to England for the Holidays, it was great to see those frosty mornings. December was a fairly warm month in Helsinki where I saw very little cold weather. Apart from an early snow in November it has often been well over zero degrees, I am sure it will be very different when I returnContinue reading “Morning Frost”