8/24/10

INVITATION!

HELSINKI 24.08.2010



DEAR FRIENDS!



THIS FRIDAY COME BY TO CHECK OUT THE OPENING OF THE FROM DIANA WITH LOVE - PHOTO EXHIBITION!

THE EXHIBITION IS HELD AT THE OVVN SHOP ON ISO ROBERTIN KATU AND IS ON UNTIL 11.09!
WE ARE PUTTING UP OUR FAVOURITE PICTURES FOR YOU, SELLING POSTCARDS AND SPREADING THE LOMO LOVE!






We would really love to see you there, if you can not make it to the party, go check out the pictures when you have time and leave us a message in the guest book!

With Love,

Emmi, Kirsikka and our Dianas


8/17/10

Beautiful mistakes

Helsingissä 17.8.2010


Dear Kirsikka,

The thing I love about Diana is that it allows you to make mistakes. And what would life be without mistakes and occasional failing? It would be boring I tell you. Mistakes can turn out to be something truly beautiful. Something like this:



I was at the Flow festival taking photos and when I was done I tried to roll the film. BUT it didn't really work so it got over exposed. But I love it. Looks like the pictures are in flames. Flames of bad luck turned into something far more brilliant.

--Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while

When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for a while
There's a train leaving nightly called "when all is said and done"
Keep me in your heart for a while--



I know you must be super busy with packing and all so I wanted to surprise you with a letter although it wasn't my turn exactly. But I was thinking of you. How you get as excited about things as I do. I got this film today and was jumping up and down (and maybe even danced a bit) when I saw these photos. I know you would do the same.


Summer is turning into Fall again. I can just feel it. I'm so glad I got to spend this weekend doing all the great things with my friends. I danced till dawn. Looked at the stars and listened to music at 3 am and waited for the sun to come up. I drank some wine. Okay you got me, maybe a lot of wine. I laughed with Anne when I went to sleep and I laughed with her when we got up. I held many hands while walking through the crowd so we wouldn't lose each other.


Soon you'll be here and we get to show what we've accomplished this past year at our photo exhibition. It is so exciting.


It kind of feels like an end of an era. It'll be stories "From Helsinki to LONDON and back" from now on. But I can't wait! And welcome home first muru, I've missed you! I'm glad that I get to keep you in Finland for a tiny bit before you take London by storm again. And look how beautiful photos we've taken and how heart warming letters we've written this past year! I say we're kind of amazing.

With Love,
Emmi and Diana

quote: Keep me in your heart - Jorge Calderón

8/6/10

It'll make your head spin!

Helsingissä 6.8.2010

Dear Kirsikka,

My head is spinning and I guess it’s a good time to introduce a new Lomo friend: Spinner 360°! As you know my Diana was in an accident. Don’t know what happened to it exactly but I found it broken in my bag. Thank you (and Shafik) so much for the amazing birthday surprise: new Diana F+ Edelweiss edition! I’m in love with it and it goes really well with my summer outfits (especially this little lace vest if you really need to know)! The pearly white is a really good color for Diana!

But because I don’t have any new pictures yet with the new Diana I need to show what happened in Malta in a more surreal and head spinning way. Remember to click to enlarge!

-- Spinning on that dizzy edge

I kissed her face and kissed her head

And dreamed of all the different ways I had

To make her glow

"Why are you so far away?" she said

"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you

That I'm in love with you--


These backflips are especially crazy I think!


-- "Show me, show me , show me how you do that trick

The one that makes me scream" she said

"The one that makes me laugh" she said

And threw her arms around my neck

"Show me how you do it

And I promise you I promise that

I'll run away with you

I'll run away with you"--





It’s hard to take pictures with the Spinner without showing your face! But I managed to do it in these (except for one but it was funny). What do you think? I’m in love with this camera and I'm gonna try some black and white film next. But first I’m going to dedicate a few weeks to Diana. She deserves it. Plus I'm going to give my old Diana a new life as a fish eye Diana!



I’m back in Helsinki now and life has been crazy. You never know what’s gonna happen next, huh? Soon you will be here too and I wonder what we are going to do with our Dianas. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good reunion!

With Love and spinning thoughts of life,

Emmi


quote: Just Like Heaven - The Cure