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Sunday 16 June 2024









I shared these ten random facts about myself over on Instagram, and thought it might be a good idea to add them here, too, as a brief introduction to any new readers and as an update to familiar faces :)


1. I’m half-Finnish and half-English, with a major crush on Paris and France on the whole. Living between two cultures, my eyes and heart have somehow landed in that soulscape.


2. I photograph and write for a living, currently working on my first Paris-inspired lifestyle book, which will hopefully see the light of day this autumn. It’s been a huge dream of mine, so I’m very excited! 


3. I run an online shop called Poésie Privée, where you will find a selection of my museum-quality fine art prints, with a Parisian vibe of course. I’m planning to include a wider variety of products and also bring them into physical spaces in the near future.


4. There’s nothing as grounding as staring at the crashing waves on a long, quiet beach.


5. Along with Paris, I really love Provence. I dream of spending longer stretches of time there one day. Oh, and Venice! 


6. I feel quite self-conscious showing my face here and talking about myself like this :) I guess I’m more of an observer and like to hide behind the lens. 


7. I have a thing for old buildings with plenty of patina and antique and vintage pieces filled with stories and soul. Layers of time.


8. It’s coffee all the way, folks. 


9. The last film I watched at the cinema was The Taste of Things featuring Juliette Binoche. It was incredibly beautiful and so calming that I nodded off three times, luckily only for a moment though to enjoy the visual poetry :)







10. Some of my favourite photographers include:






I guess their work has what you could describe as soul that speaks to me. And I recently realised that all my favourites are on the older side (some of them passed away by now) ~ their imagery is so timeless, it seems to strip away the notion of age. I find it incredibly reassuring somehow. 


There we go ~ feel free to share a random fact about yourself in the comments, too 💋





Friday 10 May 2024









What a pleasure it was to see the Paolo Roversi exhibition at Palais Galliera in Paris. He has been my photographer favourite for many years, and I was pinching myself when I realised my recent trip coincided perfectly with his exhibition.









His poetic work is where my love of photography really first began, and staring at those pieces that glowed in a dark, sumptuous setting seemed to take me back to some place I haven't been in touch with for some time. 






It's a journey with new forks in the road, new inspirations, and perhaps one day all those threads blend into a unique, lavish canvas.







 


Saturday 13 April 2024

 












All images via Sézane






Sunday 17 March 2024










This Sunday, I found myself dipping into some photos I took at the Carl Eldh atelier museum in Stockholm a couple of summers ago, and I thought I'd store these memories here, breaking the silence at the same time. 
It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited in its simple, poetic charm. And despite the relatively small size, there's just so much for the eye to fixate upon – so much so that I feel a second post coming up. 


























You'll find more details about the museum here.




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Thursday 7 December 2023

 







It's been a while my dear readers. 
By now, we are well into December – a season of flowers, touches of gold and dusk. 
After an autumn of travels and keeping up the pace, a pull into a gentler rhythm that sometimes demands a little extra kindness towards ourselves.













Amaryllis is a forever favourite for the season. I took this photo at a stall in Copenhagen, and it was too bad I couldn't just stash them all in my suitcase. But otherwise, the not so stereotypically Christmassy blooms seem to appeal this year – anything muted and dusky. 









Otherwise it's those little wintry details like velvet ribbons, wreaths of evergreens and candlelight. Add a cheeseboard, some good wine and music and the mood is pretty much set. 
























Talking about music, I created a seasonal playlist on Spotify – you can have a listen here:



 













Wednesday 4 October 2023

 








I wanted to share some quiet morning moods from Musée Zadkine – a true hidden gem nestled at the back of a fairly nondescript yard close to Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. The museum is dedicated to the artworks of Russian Empire-born artist Ossip Zadkine.










































Entrance to the small museum is free of charge:

Musée Zadkine

100 bis rue d'Assas - 75006 Paris



P.S. I've recently been asked whether I've collected Paris tips somewhere, and realised I haven't exactly, but it's something I'd love to do! So, I intend to gradually compile a list of places that I love in Paris, perhaps categorised by arrondissement. This one would definitely be included, and filed under Montparnasse – an area that is still fairly non-touristy while offering plenty of intriguing nooks.












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