On September 22nd, 2015, I was commissioned by the Finnish Embassy Berlin to accompany the entourage of the Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on his inaugural visit to Berlin as the official photographer for the Finnish government during this day. An exciting day it was indeed!No photos
“Mehiläiset viihtyvät Berliinin parvekkeilla” is an interview piece on urban balcony gardening in Berlin for Helsingin Sanomat ‘koti’. As part of it, I took some pictures of Yvonne Hiller ja Marcel Amsbeck in Neukölln, who quite enjoy their green balcony during the seasons. Commissioned by Pauliina Siniauer. Read the full story here.
During the 48 Stunden Neukölln festival 2015 Finnish coreographer, performance artist and musician Pasi Mäkelä performed TONTTU, an intense and physical piece. The performance was part of the exhibition
NO LIGHTNING STRIKES THE NETTLE
Commissioned by Niina Lehtonen Braun.
Stand up video/camera for Helsingin Sanomat (HSTV) / HS-uutiset / Nelonen, see HS-uutiset 29.3.2015, Helsingin Sanomat Berlin correspondent Tiina Rajamäki.
Picture and Video for Helsingin Sanomat (HSTV), see Kirjeenvaihtajien lempipaikat: Tempelhof on Berliinin karu paratiisi.
Tempelhof butcher Michael Rakette presents a traditional German Christmas goose. Read the full story here.
Recently, shortly before Frankfurt book fair 2014, there was a spoken word ‘sauna’ event in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg.
Finnish as well as local artist performed in front of a repurpoused fire truck which now serves as a Finnish wood-sauna.
Here’s a blog entry about it by Tiina Rajamäki (in Finnish).
The pictures below show Heli Slunga (Wikipedia) at that particular event. She’s an Oulu based writer and artist.
The ‘Oberbaumbrücke’ (Oberbaum-bridge) between Berlin districts Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, shot from Treptow side, was commissioned by Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat Berlin correspondent Tiina Rajamäki, who writes about her impressions on her blog Berliini kutsuu (Berlin calling).
The first blog entry of Berliini kutsuu is about the Tempelhof airport area, which nowadays is shut down and used as a public park, where you can find kite-skaters and cyclers, or people just enjoying the vastness of space.