Entries by juliaahtijainen

MOTHER’S DAY IS IN MAY

    Please, don’t tell my mom that I was just hit by a car. Nothing serious, just a couple of scars. I guess I was lucky, or smart enough, to remember how to keep my body, mind and soul safe. I learned from the best, Watching action movies with the rest.   Please, don’t […]

A MAN ATLANTIC OCEAN AWAY

  A man Atlantic ocean away came here to Europe to see me. He might be unique, but he’s not the only one. We might have the chemistry, but it’s not for the first and not the last time… Plenty fish in the sea, they say. She watches them swim, come and go, she stares […]

I LIKE TRAINS

I like trains more than planes or busses. I like to observe the people sitting in front of you. I like people with whom you’re not too close, whom you can look straight into the eyes, whose sight you can steal, from whose sight you can’t hide away. I like people who can’t fall asleep […]

IMAGINE THE SMELL

  READING AND PERCEIVING – IMAGINE THE SMELL The Aesthetics of a Sense that should make more Sense   Information, tons of information, information overload. We’ve all seen that, we’ve all heard that. The information we are overloaded by is mostly of audio-visual origin. But what about the messages recorded through touch, smell and taste? […]

MANTEAU DE FLÂNEUR

  Although Paris was an old city and I loved it more from a far away, I loved the idea of Paris more than Paris itself. There was still a lot to observe and take in… So, after my vacation in the homeland forests I had to come back.   Paris had slowly become a […]

WHEN IN PARIS

EACH TIME MY HEART IS BROKEN IT MAKES ME FEEL MORE ADVENTUROUS. My eyes are muted grey today. They used to be shiny light blue like the clear blue summer sky. But they change all the time now, depending on the environment I’m in. They are indiscriminate. They’re still specific but already disloyal, so it […]

DRESSED TO SHOOT…

…and document the evolution of fashion. Julien Boudet is one of the most known fashion photographers of today. He started in New York 2013, and has been unstoppable ever since. Inspired by the landscapes and architecture of the city, he chooses style, the moment of style over anything else. The moment in history that is […]

BLACK AND WHITE REASONS

AN ODE TO THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY   It was that time in the morning when birds ruled the city, no single man was out. The sun was rising and the birds sang their songs in a total solitude, it was 5AM in the morning when I decided, after my 3-day-all-alone-Hitchcock-movie-session, to take up […]

WHEN CRITICISING SCENTS

ON PERFUMERY COMMUNITY AND CRITICISM   “In the case of sociology however, we are always walking on hot coals, and the things we discuss are alive, they’re not dead and buried.”  ― Pierre Bourdieu   Different professions foster different attitudes and lifestyles. Some professions for example require smelling, weighting and thinking. And there’s always a good […]

THE ATTRACTION OF IRVING PENN

  To begin with, attraction isn’t necessarily physical, even if it subsequently becomes so. The same can be said about Irving Penn’s work – it’s attractive. Not having any particular type, nor special fascination or object, be it a nude body, street signs, or a pitcher – he chooses carefully and has his preferences, but […]