Latin Show Dancers

19 05 2009

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I was shooting a city festival called “Yläkaupungin Yö” last saturday. There numerous performances, people wandering around in the University end of Jyväskylä city center. Here is the first shot of the series, one of the Latin Show Dancers dance group explaining something about their performance.

And another one with dancers in action:


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More shots in my flickr photostream. Later also more from other performances and subjects.





Easter bonfire

24 04 2009

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We were at Bothnia during the easter, this was one of the shots I took there by the bonfire. Shot with 5D + 35 f1.4L + 580EX on remote. On flash, there was warming filter and a diffusor thingy made from Ikea´s drawer plastic and a foam from local arts & crafts shop..

More shot on my flickr photostream, as usual.





Marko Paananen

14 03 2009

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This finnish TV-face gave a speech about trends in decoration and renovation last weekend at Rakentaminen & talotekniikka 2009 in Jyväskylä.

I got the impression that he knew what he was talking about.





Chydenia performances

22 02 2009

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Yesterday I visited Kokkola´s Chydenia center to return one lousy extension cord to a shop. There was some saturday action going on: inside the center there were music performances, outside other kind of performances,

The above shot is a scene from performance “Heräämisiä” (awakenings) where few of drama students did some strange things with umbrellas in the middle of the wintery street. Some more shots from the Chydenia center can be found on my photostream, or namely, this set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mungo/sets/72157614180565379/





Sofi Oksanen @ Jyväskylä library

8 02 2009
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Sofi Oksanen was speaking at “Old Book Days” (Vanhan Kirjan Päivät) at Jyväskylä´s public library. She talked about half an hour about Estonia´s resistance under Soviet reign.

After the presentation, she signed her books. Since we didn´t have any of Sofi´s books with us when we went there, I took couple of pictures instead. On the picture above, she kindly poses for me after I asked her to. She was actually ready to change spot to get another background, but I kind of liked the rows of chairs so I ended to take the picture right there.

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Larger shots can be found on my Flickr-photostream:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mungo/





The light in Jyväskylä

21 09 2008
The keyboard player in Katri Ylander´s band:

20080918-195737-9554_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

I was shooting the opening event for the “Light is in Jyväskylä”, season for night-time lighting in the city of Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä, being the only finnish city which is part of the international “Luci”-organisation, has paid a great deal of attention for improving the city´s night-time lighting during the darker part of the year.

In the event, there was few speakers and a Finnish Idols-star Katri Ylander performing. Maybe the keyboard player in me (I used to play keyboards in a band when I was younger) made me seek this angle for the gig, who knows 😉

Picture of Katri Ylander herself:

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20080918-195737-9666_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

The audience includede a delegation from Jyväskylä´s Chinese friendship town:

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The rest of the pictures, both from the people around and from Katri Ylander, can be found here [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mungo/sets/72157607390674760/]