I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately. Well, not traveling per se, but more like driving to places I’ve never been to before and will likely never go to again. Places like Kemi, Kitee, Kotka, Kristiinankaupunki, Kuopio… And other towns, even those not beginning with the letter K. I have been compelled to visit these otherwise fairly uncompelling places by my work. You see, I shoot people. And I have about 6000 people all over Finland on my naughty list. No, no, not dead, although I often wish it were the case when I deal with some of my clients, but shoot them through the lense of my camera. Paint them with light, to quote the soon-to-be-departed Sir Terry.
This has led to me spending up to a week in exciting places like Oulu and Kemi, and will take me as far as the polar circle before this is over. I am getting paid to drive around trying to avoid elks as I attempt not to fall asleep at the wheel. I have already logged about 11000km in about two months, and my car is screaming for mercy, or at least some TLC and R&R.
As for my prolonged absence, well, meh, you know. I have fucked this blog up pretty bad, and some opportunities were lost that will never again present themselves. I’ve been to the States, I’ve flown first class to New York by accident, I’ve been arrested on the shores of the Holy Ganges, I’ve been in peril on the seas… All that has now been as good as lost, lost from my porous memory, lost forever.
But now there seems to be someone shambling towards the studio, I better take this fuckers picture.