(Virtual) moving day

Ivo laboratorium

For a while now I have been wondering what to do about my website. Until today it had been up on Squarespace, which is nice but since my website is not creating me any revenue, it is just too expensive to keep. Due to this indecisiveness I have refrained from posting any new things so I wanted to get it settled. One option was to just let the contract run up and not do anything. I have a bunch of […]

Sirgi in Kadriorg

Sirgi was visiting Tallinn and we decided to use the sunny evening to do a little photoshoot in Kadriorg. I felt like going with film this time as it had been a long time since I shot on film. I chose Portra 400 (I had it at home – a lower ISO would have been better for the sunny weather) and used my trusty Olympus OM-1 with a 50 mm f1.8 lens. Eva came and helped with many of the […]

Late night Tallinn

I got an impulsive idea yesterday evening to go and take some photos under the street lights. I asked my Facebook friends if anyone would like to model and Sirgi was interested. I thought it would be a good test for both the camera and my own abilities and it really was. There was little to no light that would fall nicely on the subjects face and my ISO was up around 1600-3200 with shutter speeds getting quite critical for […]

Christmas album 2015

Since 2006 I have tried to record a Christmas song every year, mostly with the help of my friends. This hasn’t always been successful but this year me and Helene Urva, who has written many of said songs, decided that we should put them all together in an album – “Lumele siniseid varje.” All the songs were re-mixed and parts of them were re-recorded. The original feel of the songs was however kept intact. They are still pretty lo-fi and […]

Jim Ashilevi “Kehade mets”

Yesterday Jim Ashilevi presented his new book “Kehade mets” in a bookstore in Tallinn. I was quite excited about the book and so was Eva so we decided to go. The presentation itself was really fun. Jim had a dialogue with his friend and fellow writer Sass Henno and took questions from the audience. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed and the discussion was a lot of fun while exploring many of the topics from the book to a more […]