Toimi-magazine is always fun and challenging to do. This time the assignment was to do a cover story around the theme of managing your work load and getting the most of it. We ended up shooting everything downwards from the studio ceiling. The model was posing flat on the floor and Tuukka Koski was balancing on a ladder in three meters height with his Hasselblad. The set up looked very wrong from the side of the studio but it all came alive seen through the lens of the camera – just like we planned. See the results from our portfolio.
If I didn’t miss my train, I wouldn’t have seen these customized stamps, originally designed by BOTH. Luckily, I decided to spare my extra time in the Posti Museum, next to railway station, where happened to take place an retrospective of old school finnish graphic designer and illustrator, Osku “Omppu” Omenamäki. During his impressive career as an designer he had a specific focus for finnish Postal service’s products, including stamps, cards, FDC -covers etc. BOTH is honored for being represented in such a good company.
NO we are not expanding our trade, and YES we will continue using professional photographers for the job. This is our fold-away-portable-table-studio for portfolio purposes only. In the end it was not as easy as we thought it would be. Even getting the cube up took two people, a video lesson and a fairly bit of harsh language. And photographing in it? Anyone over 120 cm will find the shooting positions awkward. Results are visible in our portfolio. All the works are shot in the cube. What a back ache.