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hedgehog by raido-ehwaz
hedgehog
the collective noun for hedgehogs is prickle! that makes me happy. i think this is a european hedgehog and not a north-african one, since its face is so dark.

ain el-aouda, morocco.
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eucalyptus
and the bou regreg
melt, swirl

into a welcoming
melange
of aromas

– aquatic life
and lungs of tree
with a hint

of burning garbage,
remains of
human life.

a choir singing:

you are here;
here is home;

and oceans
of unappreciated wisdom.
When I start writing a journal entry, it always surprises me how long ago it was that I last did it. It's been over six months now, since I lost my camera equipment and the hundreds of photographs I made in Jordan. I still miss those photos; every now and then something reminds me of them, and sorrow stabs my chest. It's ridiculous, and at least I have great memories of that trip! Still, I didn't know I could miss digital files so much. Talk about first world problems.

In terms of the equipment, none of it has been replaced. I'm still working on making enough money to get myself a new camera and some lenses. Fortunately, I still have a couple of lenses and my old Canon 5D (I also had another camera, but the cat killed it), so I'm not completely without tools!

Anyway, in my quest to earn a living while living here in Morocco, I've decided to make a big push to start selling my work. This is where the helping part comes in, and there are many ways to help!

1. Go to my RedBubble page, www.redbubble.com/people/hanne…, and have a look around. I've uploaded my best work there and it can be bought as art prints, posters, cards, fridge magnets, t-shirts, pillows... You get the point. All I ask is that you have a look! If you get inspired and want to buy something for yourself or someone else, I appreciate that, too, and if you think some of my work is missing there, do tell me!

(If you're in Finland, I'm also setting up galleries on Kuvalo with some of my work: kuvalo.com/galleries/luohil kuvalo.com/galleries/planarc kuvalo.com/galleries/dyyni)

2. Share my work and my RedBubble page with people you think might enjoy them.

3. If you have brilliant ideas about how I should go about selling my work, I'm all ears.

Thank you! :)




On another note, in five days I'm travelling back to Finland for a month. Perhaps after that, I'll stop travelling for a while - at least that's my plan. I'd like to settle down a little and actually pretend that I live here in Morocco and don't just use it as a base camp! On the other hand, family and friends are spread all over the world (mainly Europe), and I do love seeing them. At the moment, a large part of the family as actually with us here in Morocco. More of that, please.

Now, back to updating my website, planning photo books, advertising my photography and looking for grants... I hope all is well with you!

Cheers,
Hannele
  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Listening to: gjallarhorn
  • Reading: dune (herbert) and foundation (asimov)
  • Watching: desert photos
  • Playing: rockband
  • Eating: rye bread
  • Drinking: iraqi tea (strong black tea with cardamon)

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raido-ehwaz
wanderlust king
Artist | Professional | Photography
Morocco
i'm a freelance photographer with a background in biology (evolutionary biology and ecology). for my master's project, i studied the immune system in ants specifically, and social insects in general. i have a burning interest for the organisms that truly dominate this planet - microbes and viruses.

in my freetime i also do photography, read & write, study arabic and guitar. i also have a photo blog, which you can find here: luhtasela.wordpress.com/

i love doctor who and have a slight crush on GLaDOS.

that's not it, but i couldn't possibly tell it all..

Current Residence: Morocco
Operating System: Kubuntu (desktop), Ubuntu (laptop)
Personal Quote: Convenience dulls the mind.
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redcyana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Nice gallery I've found while searching for "Tvärminne" on deviantArt (one never knows) !
I'm doing my fieldwork there right now, and enjoying every bit of it !
Thanks for sharing your pics.
Cheers,
Anaïs
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great to hear that you found something, and that you're getting to spend your summer in Tvärminne! I did field work there for 5 summers; it's a very dear place to me.

Have a great time, thanks for checking out my gallery! :)
Hannele
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redcyana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I can definitely understand why people working regularly here hold this place dear.
Hehe, it's also fun to recognize some of the ants people on your pictures :)
All my best goes to you !
A
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pohjankuu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Tosi hyviä, nättejä ja selkeitä/hyvänlaatusia kuvia sulla. Jollain tavalla tunnelmallisia ja siksi tykästyin niihin.
Tykkään erityisesti luonto- ja eläinkuvista, tosi kauniita. Mustavalkoiset kuvat varsinkin yltävät myös suosiooni, sekä kuvauksessa että piirrustuksissa yleensäkkin.
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Suurkiitokset, tosi kiva kuulla! Mieluiten hengailisin vain luonnossa ottamassa kuvia... Mutta joskus tulee toisenlaisiakin kuvia. Kiva että pidät näistä!
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pohjankuu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Luonto on kyllä ihana paikka. Ja eläimet varsinkin (siksi eläintenhoitajan ammattiin päädyinkin), löytää aina jotain mielenkiintoista ja kaunista.
Pidän ja paljon!
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beans6677 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really enjoying your gallery, thank you :)
Can I ask if you are happy with your Canon as I am thinking of getting one?
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
it makes me glad to hear that, thank you! :)

i'm quite happy with my canons (i have a 400d and a 5d), yeah. which one are you thinking of getting? nikon's cameras are also supposed to be very good, in some ways better than canon, depending on which camera you compare with which, of course (i'm not very good at this competition between canon and nikon thing).

good luck with getting your new camera!
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mummeli Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
hyvä meininki ;)
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
kiitos! :D
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