Thursday, September 17, 2015

Istanbul mix

I haven't been posting in a long time and now I'm living in Helsinki, but here's a random mix of photos that I took in Istanbul during the spring. More and less abstract stuff, all happily mixed together. Istanbul was such an experience. I hope to go back there at some point to continue my Strangely quiet -series, yet right now Helsinki feels like the best place for me to be.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


A couple of weeks back I was in Athens for eight days. It was the Easter week in there, so the city was actually exceptionally empty and quiet as most of the locals were out of town. For me it was a perfect thing, not only because I generally enjoy quietness and calm places, but because Athens gave me a good break from chaotic Istanbul. Athens was beautiful and inspiring city. I fell in love with the hills and the seaside, but more than anything, even though I enjoyed my stay, it made me realize how strongly I'm attached to Istanbul. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Luppis Corporate Identity

It's been a long while and a long silence. I haven't taken any photos since mid November. When the fall semester started, I felt that I needed a break from photography and so I chose classes like graphic design. During this graphic design class, I designed a corporate identity for an imaginary pet product company Luppis. Luppis is a shortened version of the Finnish word luppakorva, which means lop ear. In the end, I'm glad how this turned out. It's a cute and simple design.

I've always been into graphic design, because it's about creating systems - creating a visual language, and that's what I love. However, now that I just finished this project and my semester ended, I'm more than glad to also have time for photography again. Felt already good to photograph these things. Next I'm focusing on my personal projects.

A letter, business cards, company folder and envelopes.

A letter and outside of the company folder.

The inside of the company folder with envelopes and a letter. 

A notebook and a pen with the logo.

Close up showing the business cards and the logo in the envelopes.

Outside of the new year's gift.

New year's card and the inside of the box with the gift.

Inside of the new year's card and the gift i.e. a dog toy.