Category Archives: journalism

Gratwanderung

Changing a flat tyre on the side of the road.
Changing a flat tyre on the side of the road.

A few days ago I had the pleasure to help a family change their tyre on the side of the road and of course it wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t take a few photographs along the way. The incident happened shortly after a road construction zone and this one wasn’t actually the first car on the shoulder. It was however the first one that seemed to need help, as all the others before it were abandoned. So I quickly pulled over and after a quick greeting and situation analysis(flat tyre, pulled over just a few minutes ago, no hurry to board a ship or the like), I decided to pretend as if I knew what I was doing. Continue reading Gratwanderung

Generation Touchview

Views like this are getting more and more common, as smartphones are spreading.
Views like this are getting more and more common, as smartphones are spreading across the globe.

We all know it. Where ever something is happening, we can find it. For me it is the dark side of the digital revolution. What I mean is a fairly new but fast growing phenomenon that I like to call “Touchview”. I first noticed the Touchview phenomenon during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, when many [for some nations it’s safe to say most] athletes entered the stadium and instead of just enjoying the unique moment, they experienced it through the displays of their smartphones or digital cameras. Continue reading Generation Touchview

The time flies, I’m alive.

Finnish tomatoes being picked in a greenhouse in Närppiö

It’s been a long time since my last post and the reason for this is fairly simple:
This month has flown past so quickly, there was really not much time to blog.
And everybody who has ever blogged knows that once you fall behind with the postings, the personal demands for the next post grow so big that it is impossible to meet them anyway and the only solution is to ignore them and post something.
Regarding the above photograph, it’s part of a piece about Continue reading The time flies, I’m alive.

Instagram, and why I don’t care

If I wanted to create a photo with an overused hipster-look, I still wouldn't need or use Instagram or the like.
If I wanted to create a photo with an overused hipster-look, I still wouldn’t need or use Instagram or the like.

Today I saw a heavy amount of discussion about the usage rights for images posted on Instagram, and my reaction was the same all the time: “O rly? Why now?” Continue reading Instagram, and why I don’t care

The future of publishing?!

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The only certain thing is that the future of publishing is not going to be on paper.

This post is dedicated to Kari Kuukka(and everyone else working in journalism), one of my dearest colleagues here in Finland, who posted a very interesting story about his coverage of the independence reception(the biggest annual event in the finnish media).

Although I have up to this point done very little journalistic work(this is going to change – thanks Brandy), here are a few of my thoughts on the future of publishing: Continue reading The future of publishing?!