19.7.2013

170713a 170713b Neljännesvuosisatani lähestyy ja viimein äiti sai tahtonsa läpi, kun tämä melkein 25-vuotias suostui asettamaan lapsuuden lelunsa kirpparipöydälle myytäväksi. Prosessista tuli kuitenkin niin nostalginen, että aloin valokuvaamaan muovipusseihin asetettuja muistojani. Lapsuudessani käytin viikkorahojani materiaan sen verran ahkerasti, että tästä tulee varmasti paria kuvaa pidempi prosessi. Yllä olevat kuvat edustavat leluja, joista en lopulta luopunut. 

En tunne käsitettä "ikäkriisi", sillä jokainen vuosi tuntuu olevan edellistä vahvempi ja tasapainoisempi. Moni pikkukylällä kasvaneen tytön unelma on ehtinyt toteutumaan, joten hetken aikaa on hyvä vain olla unelmoimatta ja nauttia aiempien unelmien hedelmistä. Lähiaikojen pitkät keskustelut luokkakavereiden kanssa ovat väistämättä johtaneet haikailuun takaisin Taideakatemian käytäville. On aika mahtavaa olla 25 ja innokkaana menossa toiselle luokalle.

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As I'm soon going to turn 25, I finally got myself to go sell my old toys on flea market. It turned out to be a productive process cause I couldn't let them go without documenting them with my camera. These toys are the ones I didn't sell, but there are many others waiting so the process is worth continuing. 

I'm not familiar with the term "age crisis" cause every year in my life seems to be better and stronger than the last one. Many of the things I have dreamed of have come true so now I just enjoy the moment. And maybe the luckiest thing right now is just to be an art student going to the second grade. 

19 kommenttia:

  1. Minusta on ihana kuulla että on olemassa joku jolla ei ole ikäkriisi. Minulla on. Luulen että valokuvaus kyllä helpottaa sitä kun minusta vihdoin tuntuu että minulla on joku suunta.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Valokuvaus helpottaa kyllä moneen asiaan :) vaikka itsekin on välillä tosi epävarma siitä, miten monet asiat tulevaisuudessa järjestyy, niin aina tietää että voi keskittyä purkamaan tunteita ja huolia valokuvaamalla!

      Poista
  2. hei, eksyin yllättäen sun blogiin. hyvä kun eksyin, tää on ihana! kaikki sun kuvat on ihan älyttömän kauniita ja inspiroivia :-)

    VastaaPoista
  3. Hei! Ihana kuulla!! :) hauskaa saada uusi seuraaja ja mahtavaa, jos kuvani herättävät inspiraatiota! Ei kai sitä kuvaaja voi kuvaaja paljoa muuta toivoa!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Blogin hallinnoija on poistanut tämän kommentin.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. So, that's a no I guess... Take care! ;)

      Poista
    2. Haha, I realised I didnt even watch your links cause I don't like ads here! :D maybe I missed a real opportunity! ;)

      Poista
    3. OK. Well, you can google "cast fetish" or "cast fetish art", and visit some websites. You might find it simply bizarre, but it's very fascinating to me. :)

      Poista
    4. As a feminist I can't really see women with orthopedic casts very appealing to me! :D There is something really threatening about the idea of these pictures, but I appreciate you informing me about this fetish I have never heard of! Maybe I have to take a closer look cause it really is bizarre!

      Poista
    5. You're welcome. :) In this type of fetish there's some positive contradictions, which can create that certain tension to these pictures (as seen by a fetishist). And it's harmless. No pain, no broken bones in real life. Cast fetish has nothing to do with that. Just women (and sometimes men) with casts in varying environments. Have a closer look! :)

      Poista
    6. One more thing... It maybe strongly said that it has nothing to do with broken bones, but not in real life. It's more about the "role of being broken" or the "role of a crippled". That's how it goes.

      Poista
    7. Yeah, I think the "role of being broken" can also be a problem. I didn't really mean to think that the people in the pictures have real broken bones... But I don't want to accuse people who produce or view these photos, cause I really don't know this field at all! :D Maybe I really have to find out more cause this sure could lead into interesting debates! ;)

      Poista
    8. Just delete my messages if you don't want to see these in your blog... ;) but I thought you might want to know a few more details about this rare subject, because there's not so much information available on the internet.

      The essential erotic factors of an object in fetishism generally are how it looks, what kind of structure it has, what colours there are, how it feels in your hands or on you, what's the smell of it (is it used), what kind of outfit a person wears with the object / is she naked, what are the environmental characteristics etc. Same thing in the cast fetish field also, plus the role of a disabled. That's one of the key factors also (as written earlier). Of course preferences may differ, but a pretty woman with a big, dirty leg cast (fiberglass or plaster) and crutches looks so damn good to me. :) I like arm casts and body casts too, but not that much. Cast fetish is often related to fetishes of feet, socks, pantyhose and shoes (boots, sneakers etc.), and I like them too. Some cast fetish people like amputees, but that's not my thing. (That's really crazy stuff...!) Cast fetish might be an odd and rare type of fetishism, but it's a big part of my personality - and many others.

      I watched many of your pictures, and I like your style. :) You have real subjects from real life. Let me know if you're going to do a cast project... ;) You could do it more in an artistic way than cast fetish style, or you could study disabilities and bring casts into the picture that way. Think about it. I'm your fan. :)

      Poista
    9. Thanks again for the informative comment. I'm definitely not against erotic imagery. People should enjoy the pictures they find fascinating. I just like to be critical about the whole image culture and raise questions about things I see (most of this is because of my university background), but things are never black & white. But as I said it would be totally hypocritical to start judging some field of fetishism without really knowing anything about it. Erotic imagery has always something to do with taking roles, so it's kind of interesting to start thinking this role of crippled and what is so meaningful about it.

      I haven't really thought about taking any kind of erotic photos as my art (I did a girl calendar once, hahah), but I appreciate you as a fan who likes my photos and want's to give me hints for inspiration! :)

      Poista
    10. I like your attitude, because you can be open. You don't judge right away. You think about the things you see, and you question. That's good! Wondering and questioning - these are the sources of knowledge and finding new, right. :) I think you want to search for the answers, to understand and to have multiple point of views to a human and life in general to create art - because you are an artist.

      If you can find out what's so meaningful about the role of a crippled, please tell me too. ;) I only have some guesses: one likes to be the savier/nurse - and have sex, or one likes to be saved/cared - and have sex, haha. I don't know... But something about the idea of a strong and beautiful woman being vulnerable and broken really turns me on, although the priority is the object ("dead" material) on her or with her, and maybe even more with the clothes on than naked! And also that she have to wear that big, dirty and smelly leg cast for a long time... There's some kind of magic in it - like in some cultures/religions amulets or other objects are connected to strong beliefs or meanings. That's the same kind of thing in cast fetish, but in an erotic way.

      So you haven't thought about taking erotic pictures after a girl calendar. Well, that's fine. :) But what if these kind of cast pictures aren't erotic at all from your point of view or from the other people with so called "normal" sexual behavior? In these pictures most people would see just an injured person or somebody with the cast on (if the model has her/his clothes on), or somebody who wants to live dangerously or on the edge? ;) You wrote earlier that as a feminist you can find something very appealing about the women with orthopedic casts. What do you mean by that? Would that be something to draw into your pictures? Well, I just throw these question to you, but of course you don't have to do this kind of stuff at all, if you don't want to. :)

      I don't see cast fetish as a domination of women. It's a play, it's a game. It's gentle interaction. It's about playing with the casts and these roles (disabled/broken - nurse/helper), but not with such roles as in, for example, S/M type of sex. And if the interaction between two people don't happen, it's about watching, enjoying pictures and videos (and masturbating, haha). Cast fetish is a great paradox to me, an erotic paradox. It's not all-clear to me, it's partially a mystery, although I've had this energy in me all my life, or ever since I was a young boy, and I don't know how it started. I think this is a lifetime long journey - I'm always finding something new.

      I hope that you can find something inspirational and new to think about by this subject. It's been a great pleasure to write to you. Thank you for that! :)

      Poista
    11. Haha, thanks to you too :) nice to have a follower that isn't afraid to challenge me! I think the whole image culture is dominated by a male view so the fetish culture and role playing are not free from that either... But this sure is interesting and worth having a debate with another students in the future :) but I think is all I have to say about this subject for now.

      Poista
    12. No comments. ;) Have a good time!

      Poista
  5. Oi. Ihania leluja, onneksi et luopunut niistä :) Mulla on samankaltainen kokemus vuosien kerääntymisestä. Tasapainoisuus ja onnellisuus on lisääntyneet vanhetessa.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Joo, mua on aina ihmetyttänyt ihmiset jotka haluaisivat ikuisesti olla 20.v tms. Miten moni ihminen on oikeesti parhaimmillaan tuossa iässä? :D Toivottavasti ajattelen näin myös sitten kun täytän 35 ja kauhistelen miten epätasapainoinen olin 25-vuotiaana :)

      Poista