Finlandia Trophy 2011

Olesia KARMI / Max LINDHOLM FIN

The summer has faded away in the rear view and now it’s time to open the season of figure skating with Finlandia Trophy 2011 at the Valtti Areena, Tikkurila.

It was a little strange to have both Kiira Korpi and Laura Lepistö absent from the event, but we did have Alisa Mikonsaari, Juulia Turkkila, Minna Parviainen, Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari, Valtter Virtanen, Julian Lagus, Olesia and Max, Henna and Ossi all flying the flag for Finland.

It was a pleasure to see Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skate too, they are simply excellent.

All in all, a fantastic weekend and so nice to see all the friends I don’t see too much of during the summer.

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World Synchro Championships 2011

Japan

Okay, okay, I admit that there is just a teensie weensie hangover this morning, it could possibly have something to do with Finland taking both the gold and the silver but it could also have something to do with the very nice party we had round at my place after the event. The gallon of Blue Whale cocktail is now just a small jar sitting in the fridge :S

What can I say? The weekend was simply wonderful and a fair amount of thankyou’s will now follow.
Huge thanks to Nikon Finland for endorsing the event, our OC photo crew was each equipped with the state of the art flagship camera bodies with accompanying fast glass.
An enormous round of applause to STLL and the Taitoluistelu team and a ma-hoosive thanks to Elina Paasonen for organising the photo operations in the most maticulate and professional manner I have experienced to date. Another huge thanks is due to my good buddies Jyrki Kostermaa and Sari Niskanen. We really had a great team.

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Synchro Qualifier II

Rockettes

Here we are at the Hakametsän Ice Hall in Tampere. It’s the second synchronised figure skating qualifier of the season.

The next event will be the World Championships in April.

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1.1.11

Elijah Craig 18

Goodbye 2010. As far as business goes you were a very kind year. I’ve been lucky enough to have earned a few new prestigious clients, taken pictures of one of my comedy heroes and participated in some awesome events.

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National Heroes

Cecilia TÖRN

It’s the time of year for the Finnish Figure Skating Nationals. This year held in Kupittaa, Turku.
From start to finish, the whole experience was admirable. The journey to Turku was peaceful and very fast aboard an intercity VR wagon, the hotel at Tapulitalo was great and the event was a pleasure to shoot.
Everything just slipped straight into place.

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A Weekend @ The Barona Areena

Rockettes

Here we are at the Barona Areena, Espoo shooting…(tongue twister warning)… ‘Muodostelmaluistelun SM-Noviisien, SM- Junioreiden Ja SM-Senioreiden 1. Valintakilpailut’.

In English – The 1st qualifier competition for the novice, junior and senior synchronised skating teams.

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