Formula bread, Spanish Grand Prix
This time I tried something different. One of my favorite Spanish dishes is Patatas Bravas. And so I made a sandwich where you can find patatas bravas and chorizo, boosted with aioli and finely chopped lettuce. A bit hard to eat with out a mess but the taste is really good. And yes, made some potato chips to the side. Tomato sauce: 1 yellow onion. 2 gloves garlic 1 can of Mutti cherry tomatos 1 tbs white vinegar 2 tbs tomato pyree Pinch of chili flakes 1 ts salt Peel and chop onions. Heat a sauce pan to medium, add olive oil and chopped onion. When onions are soft, add tomatoes ja smash them with spatula. Add rest of the ingredients and let shimmer for appx. 20min Potatoes: Boil potatoes until they are done. Drain, chop to small pieces and fry in a pan until nicely coloured. Add spices. Chips: Make super this potato slices. Heat vegetable oil to 180c° Cook ships until nicely brown. Be careful. Shot with Sony A7RIII and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art -lens.
Postcards from Lapland
I travelled to Finnish Lapland at the end of April.
Few Youtube channels I follow
Youtube is a great place to find inspiration, tips, learn techniques and just to entertain your self. Here is few channels I follow to learn and to get inspired. Filson: Brand for outdoor clothing and bags. Building on a heritage of guaranteed quality since 1897.    Leica Camera: Well, you know,  it’s Leica. The Art of Photography: reviews, field tests, genuine talk about photography. Sigma Lenses: You know, I’m a Sigma Ambassador so this channel keeps me updated. Chase Jarvis: Talk about creative business, inspiration and interesting guests. Jimmy DiResta: This guy can build anything. Kyler Holland: Nice Premiere Pro tutorials.
Apr 27
400g ground lamb 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground cumin 1 1⁄2 tsp red pepper Rakes 1 1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika, more for later Warm flat bread Hummus spread  Arugula Tomatos Cucumber Jalapeno peppers Smoked paprika Salt flakes
Postcards from Kilpisjärvi
  Shot with Sony A7RIII with Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art, 70-200mm f/2.8 and Leica M(typ240) with Summarit 50mm f/2.5
Apr 22
Five things I have with me when travelling
These are the five things I have with me every time I´m travelling. Wether it´s work-related, a vacation or just a quick get-away, these are the items I always bring with me Re-usable water bottle. You know, for the environmental reasons.  Notebook. I don’t like to make notes on my iPhone, I prefer paper.  Business cards. You should always have this in your pocket, you never know to who do you might meet. Personal camera. Even when I travel for a photoshoot, I always have my “own” camera with me for personal projects.  Noise cancelling headphones. Well, sometimes you need your privacy. 
Formula One bread – Chinese Grand Prix
Bread Butter Oil                                 Cheese slices Spring onion Capsicum Cabbage Carrot Green chili Ginger Garlic Soy sauce Vinegar Pepper Salt to taste (shot with Sony A7RIII + Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 art)  
Food photography workshop
What a day! Today I hosted a food photography workshop for fifteen photographers together with Color-Kolmio (Elinchrom and Epson) and Foka (Sigma, Leica etc..) A very intense day, I feel tired but really happy. I feel happy when I can talk about food photography and possibly teach some new tricks and techniques. Looking forward to do more this kind of events.                
Bread for Formula One grand prix in Bahrain.
Formula One bread for Bahrain Grand Prix. Flat bread, Pea hummus, chili, grilled chicken, pomegrade seeds, roasted red pepper, sesame seeds and coriander.
Postcards from Kuopio
I took a short trip to Kuopio on Easter. Here are few photos from The Pearl Of  Savo (a.k.a. Kuopio) All photos shot with Leica M9+Voigtländer 50mm f/1.1
Hidden cabin
A few days ago I had a chance to visit a hidden cottage. The place is run by Käskynhaltijat boy scouts, it has no electricity nor running water. A perfect place for a quick get-away from hectic city life. All photos with Leica Q
My favorite photo gear
I like to keep my set-up simple. I carry with me only lenses that I really use. This is what I have with me on 90% of my commissioned work. Camera body: Sony A7RIII, Sony A6500 Lenses (all Sigma): 24-70 f/2.8 ART, 35mm f/1.4 ART, 50mm f/1.4 ART, 30mm f/1.4 C (for Sony A6500) Behind the scenes camera: Leica Q Sigma circular polarized  filters Monocle pencil pouch Moleskin notebook. Not in the photo: extra batteries, memory cards, lens cloth etc..
Formula 1
I’m a big Formula One fan. Since early 2000 I have made, when ever it’s been possible, a sandwich for the race. Something a bit better than I would normally do. My thought was to make a commercial thing out of this. Didn’t do it. Couldn’t find the way how to do it so that I could be proud about it. So, I will do it just for fun. I try to bring something local to every sandwich I make, according to the place where the grand prix is driven. So here is my first Fomula One Sandwich for season 2018 Australia. For Australia I gave my sandwich a bbq-vibe. Rustic bread BBQ-marinated beef Fried Onions Honey roasted hazelnuts Cheddar cheese HP-Mayo Lettuce Shot with Sony A7RIII and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART Natural light
Boys night out
No long story this time. Just me and couple of my friends having few drinks at my favorite place, Restaurant Rytmi in Kallio.  Shot with Leica Q