Some shots that I took on my last trip to Stockholm this summer. All of these were taken at my grandmother's flat. There's a certain charm to it, even though it doesn't quite meet with what I view as the ideal interior. I like the weirdness of it, though. And the fact that it's mostly furnished and decorated with stuff found from a trash container (not even kidding). To be honest she's not doing that well at the moment, which is understandable - the old age is weighing down on her - and I wanted to document as much as possible, although I know she isn't that keen on me doing that. Although we have completely different world views and disagree on quite a lot of things we do love eachother and the thought of her not being there just feels strange. Fatima is one of the most hardworking people that I've ever known and for that I respect her. I'd really like to believe that from every person that you meet you learn something new, that there's a good quality in each and everyone of us (if you're patient enough to find out, that is). At least I'm personally very inclined to dig out those qualities in the people I know.
Model: Kaisa Löyskä
Photography: Sara Lehtomaa
So I met up with this amazingly beautiful person a couple of weeks ago. This girl named Kaisa. We had been speaking online for a little while and finally decided to actually meet in person. And I'm glad we did, because not only did I enjoy the heck out of shooting with her, but I also got to know this sweet sweet person that she is a little better. Very seldom do I feel this kind of connection with people. It's not that I don't get along with people, quite the opposite actually, but people are very different and often times you just don't quite get each other. With Kaisa there was this mutual understanding and a sense of effortlessness. That's something I value. It just left me feeling really happy. I think it is such an amazing thing when you finally meet someone who you just instantly sync with in this great sea of people. It makes existence quite a bit more enjoyable.