Tag: the stories within pictures series

  • The Stories Within Pictures #3: Camera-Shy

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-02-22
    The Stories Within Pictures #3: Camera-Shy

    Portraits and self-portraits are a very peculiar form of photography since some people love to be photographed and they seek the ever-wanted attention but some people are too shy and they try to hide their beauty every time they see a camera. Are they afraid of showing too much or losing a part of them?

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #14: Valentine’s Skiing

    written by erikagrendel on 2013-02-14
    The Stories Within Pictures #14: Valentine’s Skiing

    Winter in Finland means combination of three things – endless tracks, hours spent in the nature and of course skiing. People can be crazy about it. Count their kilometers or even the calories. However, I think the most beautiful feeling is when you stand on skis for the first time and every little success and moving forward bring you a feeling of a great achievement.

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  • The Stories within Pictures #8: The Funniest Airplane

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-07-30
    The Stories within Pictures #8: The Funniest Airplane

    Penny’s first memories of Finland are connected with fun and surprise. It was the first week of January and she was preparing herself for the biggest cold and the largest amount of snow in her life. But what awaited her there was pure surprise.

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #2: Childhood Memories

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-01-23
    The Stories Within Pictures #2: Childhood Memories

    There are some photos which we love despite the fact that we do not really know why. They usually give us such strange feeling which triggers some of our childhood memories.

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #17: White Nights, White Days

    written by erikagrendel on 2013-06-21
    The Stories Within Pictures #17: White Nights, White Days

    After a long winter and quick spring a magical time has come, when sun does not set down and mysteries of the world might be revealed. Or maybe not. But certainly and without a doubt, it is the most magical time of the year in Finland.

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  • The Stories within Pictures #7: Lost in the Golden Island

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-06-22
    The Stories within Pictures #7: Lost in the Golden Island

    Some people are afraid of being lost, but sometimes, to be lost is what you really need. You find the places you would never have chance or intention to visit and when you have your camera with you, it’s basically the best thing which could ever happen to you.

  • The Stories within Pictures #12: Feeding Seagulls Forbidden

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-11-30
    The Stories within Pictures #12: Feeding Seagulls Forbidden

    Whether you are in Finland for a year or just for few days, you have to visit at least one of the harbours and experience its atmosphere, smell, vibe, wind and greedy noisy seagulls. But be careful, all the harbours have their little dangers.

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #9: Bicycle

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-08-20
    The Stories Within Pictures #9: Bicycle

    Bicycles seem to be a very interesting part of Finland and very common objects you may find on your photos from this beautiful country. Several days after the arrival to Helsinki, Penny decided that she needed one as well, and of course, a nice one. A pink one.

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  • The Stories within Pictures #4: My Special Place

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-03-29
    The Stories within Pictures #4: My Special Place

    It is said that every person has his or her special place, the place to which it is always delightful to return, the place that we also want to find in other countries when we travel a lot. It's the spot which will remind us of our special place. Simply said – my place.

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #16: The Picnic Days

    written by erikagrendel on 2013-05-31
    The Stories Within Pictures #16: The Picnic Days

    While Spring is slowly coming to an end and days are getting warmer and warmer, it's just a perfect time for one thing: picnics. But, I do not mean an ordinary one. When a lomographer says the word 'picnic,' then it's all about cameras, great food, taking photos, naked feet, smiles, and having wonderful time.

  • The Stories Within Pictures #15: The Swan Dream

    written by erikagrendel on 2013-04-25
    The Stories Within Pictures #15: The Swan Dream

    Gorgeously beautiful and white creatures on the river, on the sea or lake. The swans. Who would not like to take pictures of them? My great collection of swan pictures inspired me to write another Penny's story.

  • The Stories Within Pictures #13: Cookies and Muffin Tops

    written by erikagrendel on 2013-01-09
    The Stories Within Pictures #13: Cookies and Muffin Tops

    Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t like mum's cookies and cakes? But then what... Holidays are over and together with them our lazy days are over as well. Then we find out that those muffin tops on our bellies are not fitting in jeans. Who cares? The sweetest season needs some muffin tops and some laziness. Don’t you think so?

  • The Stories within Pictures #5: Children Know Better

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-04-23
    The Stories within Pictures #5: Children Know Better

    Vivid imagination, daydreaming, fantasy books, doodling and scribbling on the paper while listening to a boring lecture... Many of us probably have forgotten about the little things I mentioned and taking photos serves as a possibility to go back to trouble-free time of our life.

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #1: A Small World Full of Details

    written by erikagrendel on 2011-12-22
    The Stories Within Pictures #1: A Small World Full of Details

    Many readers love Sherlock Holmes’ stories and I have to admit I am one of them. Adventures and stories of Sherlock Holmes have always something to say to readers and moreover, speaking about storytelling and photography, many of these detective mysteries have a lot to say to Lomography enthusiasts too.

  • The Stories Within Pictures #11: October’s BBQ

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-10-16
    The Stories Within Pictures #11: October’s BBQ

    Many times you could not really believe some silly jokes based on stereotypes or some other fake features. When Penny heard the silly joke about Finnish people and weather in Finland, she just laughed, but did not believe that actually a part of it might be even truth.

  • The Stories Within Pictures #10: Markets, Diana and Love

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-09-17
    The Stories Within Pictures #10: Markets, Diana and Love

    Every city has its own places which can be proudly called meeting points. People meet there to have a cup of coffee or tea, to chat, shop or just marvel at life and gossip a bit. It doesn’t really matter whether they meet there accidentally or they plan it ahead, the joy of meeting someone is still there, bound to that special place.

  • The Stories within Pictures #6: The Mystery of Acute Conjunctivitis

    written by erikagrendel on 2012-05-23
    The Stories within Pictures #6: The Mystery of Acute Conjunctivitis

    In the last few weeks, I experienced some unhealthy days, panicking about my good eyesight, having terribly itching feeling in my eyes and trying not to scratch them day and night. As a lomographer and a person who can barely survive without good eyes, it was a little disaster for me, especially when I woke up with red eyes and tears falling down on my cheeks without the actual intention of crying.