Farewell 2012! I am thoroughly aware I’m quite late with this collection of images from 2012. In truth though folks, I am relieved that 2012 is fading fast in the rear view because for my small and modest photography business, it was the worst year experienced to date, both financially and spiritually. It has by no means crippled me, it’ll take much more than fools and finances to bury me I can assure you.
This year, we have had some very exciting changes and additions to Finlandia Trophy. The first being, that for the first time ever, we have had synchronized skating teams competing during the event. Secondarily, we are at the Barona Areena in Espoo as opposed to the usual Valtti Areena in Tikkurila. This made a huge change to the quality of photography as the lighting at Barona, whilst far from ideal, is a bazillion leagues better than Valtti.
I met up with my buddy Ari-Pekka, who has recently announced that his figure skating career is now at it’s proud end.
So here we are at Helsinki’s own behemoth – The Hartwall Areena to shoot some casual shots to accompany an article for Taitoluistelu on AP’s new beginnings with coaching young hockey teams.
Here we are at the Plan Gaala 2012, Barona Areena Espoo.
“Because I’m A Girl” is just one of the many Plan campaigns to provide funding and resources to support children living in the poorest and most deprived conditions worldwide.
This year we had a fantastic selection of Finland’s top figure skaters performing to live accompaniment from some of the most recognised musicians in the country.
What a great weekend we had over at the Barona Areena for the Finnish Synchronised Skating Nationals 2012. Despite having major issues with software/laptop and the death of the focus system on my D3, the atmosphere was wonderful. I haven’t seen a crowd that big and loud for a long while! Well done folks!
What a weekend! A long weekend starting from the 9.2.2012 and finishing just yesterday 12.2.2012. We were over at the Valtti Areena, Tikkurila in Vantaa for this event. This was my first Nordic Championships and I hope very much that it is not the only one.