Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rottermann Quarter, Tallinn
A newly rehabilitated industrial district, the Rottermann Quarter is a great example of how industrial districts can be preserved and how new architecture can be integrated with them. This is a shot of one of the new apartment buildings, whose tall arches mirror the long spire of Oleviste Kirik.
Wall Calendar 2
This calendar also contains all photos from Estonia, but alternates black and white and color photos, focusing mostly on landscapes and architecture.

Varbola Stronghold, Harjumaa Estonia
Built in the 10-12th century, Varobla Stronghold was one of the largest circular fortress and trading centers. We stopped here early in the morning when driving from Tallinn to close to the Latvian border to visit family.

Tallinn, Estonia
This view of Vanalinn (Old Town) is taken from one of the many look outs over one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. You can see Oleviste Kirik (St. Olaf's Church) believed to be built in the 12th century and for some time was the tallest buildings in the world. Its amazing that when approaching the city on a ferry from Helsinki, that this church is just as tall (if not taller!) than the new buildings in the "city"
Wall Calendar 1
This calendar contains mostly color photos that I have taken over the last several years in Estonia.

La Defense- Paris, France
What an example of functional art! Cheminee d'aeration, a sculpture and ventilation of concrete and fiberglass by Raymond Moretti is in the La Defense section of Paris.

Mälmo, Sweden
When my sister, cousin and I were in Copenhagen the other summer we took a quick train ride over to Mälmo and found this wonderful garden. I didn't notice it until now, but the towers in the background resemble the Turning Torso building bu Santiago Calatrava in Mälmo.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Desk Calendar 2 photo 1

Paris, France
I forget exactly where this photo was taken in Paris, but I love the contrast of the new and old.

Desk Calendar 2 cover

A little over a year ago I was asked at work to be in charge of making birthday cards using my photos and the photos in this calendar are from the collection of photos that I have put together for those cards.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Desk Calendar 1 Cover

I really liked how this grouping worked together. In this calendar I alternated color and black and white photos. All black and white photos were taken using black and white film and the color ones are a mix of film and digital formats.

This picture was taken in Saaremaa, Estonia in the summer of 2007 in the garden of my co-workers family. Saaremaa (directly translate Saare "Island" maa "land") is the largest of Estonia's islands. The light filtering through the red currants really captures the long summer days and the joy of picking fresh berries in the garden.

It took my godmother and I quite awhile to find this cafe in New York. It had been recommended it a magazine but is obscurely located below street level--- the search was worth it though, the espresso was fabulous, now if only I remembered the name of the place!

This photo was taken while my friend Heikki and I were touring arond the little island of Kihnu, Estonia on bicycles when we went there for Jaanipäev or St. John's Day (Midsummer). Its amazing how tall and narrow the trees in the forest are.

2011 Calendars

I created four calendars for 2011 with photos that I have taken over the last couples years. Two desk calendars and two wall calendars. I thought I would post some information on the images I used each month on the blog-- I was selling the calendars for $24 a piece (with $1 from each calendar going to the Lupus Foundation of America) if anyone still wants one, let me know! Enjoy---