Hogs, horses and valium.

19.01.2012 Helsinki

Dear Emmi,

I love film too! When I got mine developed this time they had ruined it. Naturally I went over and expressed my unhappiness and received a free film and development for it, but now I kind of like how it looks. 

My film was almost as old as yours. From this summer at our summer house in Saarenmaa. I love it there so much. Horses, the sea, wild swans, bicycles, old women selling wool socks they have knitted and honey from their back yards. 

Everything there is really minimal in a way, but super beautiful. I wish I could just stay there, ride horses, paint, photograph, maybe fish and stalk wild hogs. 
They hunt them over there, but there is no way I could ever shoot one. Unless it ran very quickly towards me, I had a loaded gun and would somehow manage to aim at it. They are huge and kind of terrifying.

This is it! Till next time. 
 I know you are on a mental honeymoon and newly in love, so I will not pester you too much. The girl-rule says one is allowed to abandon all friendships for exactly 3 months to hang out with a cute boy if massively in love. After 3 months they must return and start keeping in contact, getting OUT of the bedroom on Saturdays as well as start keeping up with photography duties again. 
I have personally never taken such vacation, I have been saving my time for when I finally get to start living my dream life as a 30-year old retired horserider-painter-motorcyclist-photographer.

That or a valium-wife in which case you must remind me when my 3 months is up as a person can loose the track of time in the ever so fuzzy valium haze. 

With Love,

I have a roll of film I shot in Riga with Lubitel, the replica of an old Russian camera, that I will show you next time. 


Why I love film

Helsingissä 14. tammikuuta 2012

Dear Kirsikka,

I'm so sorry. Before I knew it, time just went by and went by and went by. And suddenly it was year 2012. I had two rolls of film stuck in my desk drawer and no time to develop them. (Fotoyks could you please have a bit more flexible opening hours?)

But because of my busy life I now remember how beautiful the idea of film is. When I took the films to the store I had no clue what photos would be in them. Something from last fall maybe? Summer? Spring?

And there were you. In London last August. The other roll is from my birthday but I'll save the photos for later.

 Digital cameras would never give us a surprise like that or as fast trip down the memory lane as film does. Looking at the pictures I remembered why I bought the flights to London in a heartbeat. I had 24 hours to get to the airport. I remembered why we had that first beer at your place and the second (and the third and the...well you get the point) at The Dolphin.

I also remembered the breakfast at Gallery Cafe, the dog by Pavilion Cafe, the guy who spilled all his coffee, the hungry ducks, movie moments, big plans about going to see these cliffs and the fortune cookie text "Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known." At the time it seemed impossible. BOY WAS I WRONG.

This is why I love film. And why I'm a bit angry at myself for forgetting it.

We need a new idea for the blog. I forget to take pictures to show you my life because you're a much bigger part of it now. You live here and it changed things.

Maybe we need photo challenges or something.

Until that:

With love as always
Em xx

PS. Can't help myself...need to say that...I'M IN LOVE YEY! Haha.




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WITH LOVE, Kisu & Dianax2

(To anyone who is panicking right now, she's alive and quite well, I have actually talked to her today. This blog has not however and I know for a fact she has more than one roll of film to develop)