Photographed at the install of Kuutti Lavonen's exhibition a few years ago. I really like this image, the hand of the accomplished artist together with the very modest presentation of one of his works.
Photographed for @kymensanomat
The following pictures were part of a homelessness feature I was involved in, earlier this year. Homelessness is a difficult subject to get your head around....some people choose to live on the streets.....others have no choice........others suffer from mental illness.....there is no one answer, to why our society has a growing homelessness problem. Some are victims of a capitalist society.....and some are helped by the same capitalist society.....cost of living etc. is out of reach for a lot of people...they struggle day in day out, week in week out....their struggle is real.....It takes a huge toll, life expectancy for a homeless person is a lot lower than the average person....There is a great street family amongst most of the homeless.....they look out for each other......I found most of the homeless/streeties friendly and approachable....others were more of a challenge....but that was expected, when you are approaching from outside....so when your strolling to work or home...look up from your iPhone and acknowledge their existence....say hello....most are friendly and articulate....I must say, this is just my opinion, from the few weeks that I spent with them, capturing these images. #lastpictureshow#longgoodbye#photography#photojournalism#photojournalist#newsphotographer#homeless#homelessness
Continuing my posts dedicated to all the 🔥🔥 photographers I’ve worked with....this is Dennis. He would HATE that I’m posting this. Let alone, that I even have a photo of him. We call him the Grey Ghost. He’s quick and quiet. He always gets the shot and you don’t even know he’s there. To me though, he was my first work dad. I think I reminded him of his daughter. Or maybe I was just so upbeat and annoying the only way to stand me was to be friends with me 🤷🏻♀️. For years, I’d meet him at 3am for our grueling, tortuous morning news shift. Brutal working conditions and yet I think we helped each other get through it. He always took care of me. I’d fall asleep or get quiet and the next thing I knew we were at a Jack n the Box. “I could tell you were hungry,” he’d say. True, but then again I’m always hungry 😛. Working for my former former station #Sandiego6 back then I was far from all my family in the Bay Area. For years I spent Thanksgiving with him and his family. It was so comforting and I really needed it ❤️. It’s been years since we’ve worked with each other but we still talk here and there. And it’s the same each time! Dennis is the best and everyone who’s worked with him agrees. I’m just happy I had the Grey Ghost as my work pops as long as I did 👻❤️❤️