Photography Series a Finnish year

On the 25th of May 2016 I moved to Finland with my wife. We live on the countryside near the lovely small town Pälkäne. We run a small permaculture called Beyond Buckthorns and we work in our marketing company Chase & Snow. 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence. Therefore this series contains 100 photos. 

Tools of the trade for gardening

Tools of the trade

A wall of tools outside the Beyondbuckthorns premise.

5kg of Mansika

5kg of Mansika

In our near we have a nice summer shop & café called Suttinen, which I recommend to visit as often as…

Just another leak

Just another leak

Just another tasty leak. 

The Leaves

The Leaves

We collect all kinds of herbs and leaves and dry them. We use them as teas. Pretty tasyt - and healthy of course. 

First potatoes - even hard shaped

First potatoes

In the book "Finnen von Sinnen" the author describes the Fins as "Potatoe eaters". And I have to admit: I love to eat potatoes to.

Red Radish

Red Radish

Red, small radish taste delicious. There are two main varieties available. One is long while the other is round.

All from the field, potatoes, radish, letuce

All from the field

A dish that was entirely cropped at the garden. When have you the last time eaten something that you grow on your own? 

Detail photo of an ant sitting on a plant leave

twenty days and one week

In 2015 we stayed for twenty days and one week in Finland.

Biogas experts discussing the production of a new biogas storage

biogas experimentation week

In August 2015 I went to Tamera for the 3rd Blueprint meeting and the Biogas experimentation week.

A small transporter besides a tree at an ecovillage

Portuguese days

In September 2017 I went to Portugal to meet with the Blueprint Alliance.

A closer lock at flowers at Stone Barns, New York, USA

the 7 states

In March 2016 Lumia and I travelled 7 US states. We were invited by Solar C³ITIES INC, a non-for-profit organization based in Pennsylvania.

Cuba - Havanna - A street

cuban affairs

Cigars, cars and landscapes. Photos from Cuba, the city of Havana, and Varadero

The Park deck at the Essen Rathaus Gallery

Ruhrpott Part Three - return of the wiseguys

3rd Part of the Ruhrpott Quadrologie. I walked through the city several times at different hours.

A40 Essen at night

Ruhrpott Part One - a new city

Over 8 years I took a lot of photos. I started with a Canon 60D and then switched to a Sony Nex 7. Those bulky and heavy DSLRs are like dinosaurs…

A free wish - falling star during a night in Tamera, Portugal

oh my portugal

Visting Portugal / Tamera ecoVillage in September 2014 on invitation by Solar C³ities e.V. I joined the Blueprint, a group of like minded people…

Where no one looks at

Ruhrpott Part Four - long kiss goodbye

Part four of the Ruhrpott series. The final chapter. I was already torn away from Essen.

to the north

from Germany to Denmark to Sweden to Finland - by train using a Interrail ticket.