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.
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!