Ho, ho ho!


Dear Kirsikka,

--And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone--

I believe America has different blues than Europe. Look at my pics from Miami! They look like yours from LA! Weird shit.

Merry f*%&#ing Christmas from South Beach!

Rescue me!

--She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It's lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight--

These birds were cool. Guess they were seagulls but much prettier than the ones we have in Finland. They had pitch black backs.

This idiot kid decided that it's funny to feed the seagulls next to me. It wasn't.

11th street diner on South Beach. Loved their Smoked salmon platter = smoked salmon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, capers, lots of cream cheese and a bagel. Mmmmmm. Loved the Christmas tree on the roof too!

Throw in a couple of hundred dollars and it will buy you your own stuffed animal.

There is a surfer there I swear!

Now I'm back in cold and dark Finland. BUT! There's always a but. There is gonna be some snow in my next photos! How about that?

--Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man--

With Love, E.

quote: Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John


Summer's gone.

19.12.2009 Los Angeles

Dear Emmi!

How are you? The Halloween photos were great! You guys really went for it and it looked like a lot of fun. I know how you like to dress up.

Im still black and white. Next post will be with color. I tried some triple exposure shots. It's a bit of a hit and miss with that one. Sometimes the image gets lost in the shapes. Sometimes you get lucky.
VENICE. This is where we play.

The boys of Muscle Beach. They want you to look. I don't think you mind looking either.

Sucker love is heaven sent.
You pucker up, our passion's spent.
My hearts a tart, your body's rent.
My body's broken, yours is bent.

Man with a rabbit. The rabbit is for sale.

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

My friends surf. Adam told me he saw killer whales. " There's something really powerful seeing a creature so confident. Just going about, swimming. On top of the food chain". Im jealous. I want to see them. I want to be in the sea and stare at the ones that are scared of nothing.

A day at work. Photo shoot. We opened the car windows and played music really loud and danced on the street.

The triple exposure. This one worked.

With Love. Kirsikka


Good morning Halloween!

Helsingissä 4.12.2009

Dear Kirsikka,

I hate cleaning. So this morning my flat was technically still a Haunted Halloween house.

My Halloween was a blast. We wore all sorts of terrifying outfits and ate weird Halloween food. These girls make me laugh hard. I never thought I could find such great friends from work.

May I introduce you to Annika and Riikka.

This is Katriina. Unfortunately Anu was sick so I don't have any pictures of her.

Something filled up. My heart with nothing. Someone told me not to cry.

But now that I'm older. My heart's colder. And I can see that it's a lie.

Children, wake up. Hold your mistake up. Before they turn the summer into dust.

If the children don't grow up. Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up. We're just a million little gods causing rainstorms. Turning every good thing to rust.

I guess we'll just have to adjust.

With my lightning bolts a-glowin'. I can't see where I am going to be. When the reaper, he reaches and touches my hand.

With my lightning bolts a-glowin'. I can't see where I am going.

You better look out below!

Later on we went to a bar and I ended up pouring some fake blood on everyone.

Some scary chick.

This is Joanna.

Lots of pictures this time with fewer words. I threw away all the Halloween stuff. My home is clean now. My friends are coming to have a few drinks tonight at my place. And mess it up again.

I miss you.

With Love, E.

P.S. I hope you kicked that saleswoman's ass for selling you the wrong film. Hope to see more photos next time. With colour!

quote: Arcade Fire, Wake up