Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baby Mila in playhouse props - and a night at a pond

Pond night, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Pond night 2, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Today local media sources reported of a Finnish photographer who had made a two-book deal with the New York based publisher Balzer&Bray. (Read about it here in Finnish.) The books will be based on a popular photography blog titled Mila's Daydreams, in which Adele Enersen from Helsinki photographs her small baby-girl in various attires while she is taking daytime naps. Since June, two million people have visited the blog. The first book will appear in 2012.

I browsed the Mila's Daydreams blog and must admit it is very original and quite funny, in a positive kind of way. Also, it is at the opposite end of the spectrum from my photographs of twigs and mushroom, and I couldn't help thinking what the photographer's daughter will think about this when she is grown up. Also, there was an overload of baby images, and it is almost certain that I won't visit the blog any time soon.

To provide a contrast to the baby photographs, here are some taken at a pond yesterday after sunset. Quite a different feeling.

Update: I almost forgot: there is another review of the Panasonic LX5, quite a detailed (and positive) one at the Imaging Resource. Here is a quote: "I truly think it is one of the best cameras out there--for those who will take the time to learn its abilities and also take time with the images afterward. But usually those who ask "for the best camera" have no intention of taking time; they just want to point and shoot. [...] It's the loose mode dial, loose controls on the lens barrel, and white balance and color troubles that mostly make me want to steer inexperienced, minimally involved users from the LX5. I'd hate for them to stumble into these aspects and blame the camera. It's not the camera, it's just not quite made for them."


Jarno said...

Servus Juha,
Actually in August a major German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung had also a many page article of Adele in its magazine.
The last sentence of that summary is approximately "she will concider her mother as crazy, but won't the all teenage daughters?".

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks! Once again the German journalism was ahead of the Finnish (or at least me). Good sentence!