PHOTOGRAPHER: SARA LEHTOMAA
MODEL: NETTE SALONEN
Having some fun editing old photos. Being unemployed has its pros and cons. I like the fact that I can do basically whatever I want. Which in my case means improving myself or creating something new. Taking and editing photos are of course for me the obvious things to do. Though, I haven't got myself around doing the former one. I have been planning a couple of photoshoots, though, and already set some dates as well. For the first time I actually have a makeup artist in my team and I can't wait to meet her (and not having to do anything with shaky hands in the fear that I'll ruin the model's face)! Even as I don't have access to a real studio anymore, now I can finally shoot inside, at home, because I just got myself some studio gear (well, an umbrella and a softbox). So I will probably be testing those out a lot in coming photoshoots. Also I've been reading and watched some documentaries about Greek Mythology a lot lately, surprisingly for photography related purposes. I've decided to focus on Midas and the story of the Golden Touch. In addition to a photo shoot I may be making a video on the subject as well (haven't quite decided yet). Video is something I haven't done that much but enjoy quite a lot! Which brings me to the other things I've done during my still on-going period of freedom, which is watching movies. I have a looong list of movies I want to watch. And a boyfriend who fortunately wont make me watch them alone. Lastly, I've introduced a new habit into my life. Yoga. I never thought I would like it, but guess what, I did! And I'm loving the fact that I noticed the results only after a week of doing it in terms of flexibility and overall well-being. And by "a week" I mean this intensive 1 hour a day, 7 days a week treatment I gave myself simply because I got so excited. Excuse me for just promptly storming through my last week like this. But truth to be told I'm really tired and need to hit the sheets before my head drops to the keyboard. Good night! But first listen to this disgustingly beautiful song by M83 (btw I highly recommend you to check out the lyrics as well since they're not perfectly comprehensible).