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escape
- We just held each other.
- Right. Okay, let's just go back to the beginning. You're not from around here.
- No.
- You were traveling with your husband?
- Yeah. We were... We're kind of on a road trip. Seeing places, visiting some people.
- But he wasn't with you here.
- No, he went ahead to his cousin's. I came here for a short visit and was supposed to join him again afterwards.
- Mhm. How long did you stay?
- Here? Four days. It was all I could manage.
- How long since you had last seen each other?
- Eight years.
- That's a long time.
- Yeah, well... After all that time we knew that no amount of time would be enough. Four days, though...
- So four days to spend together after eight years of not seeing each other. What did you do?
- I told you, officer.
- I understand that it's hard. You're not suspected of anything, we just need to understand why this happened. Did he say anything that might be important?
- No. We didn't talk much. We know... We know each other. Years of talking; i
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is it s/m
is it
sadomasochism
to enjoy inflicting pain
on oneself?
a million miniscule claws
like a rain of needles
from spine to shoulder to nipple to ear
aerolas not crumpled
for the promise of pleasure
but for protection of what is promised.
then a silent roar,
the deepest breath,
the sweetest sigh --
to willingly roast
one's mortal meat?
it is
saunamania.
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diamante
handle
opened, cold
push, enter, exhale
cross the line, find yourself
pull, insulate, inhale
closed, mild
retreat
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capture it in trembling
fingers and whisper
old memories into ears
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human speech; new melodies
will be born out of your sorrow
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to love you.
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Yesterday was the opening of my first exhibition in an actual gallery. I've exhibited many times before -- in book shops, libraries, and health centers -- but this time was different. It's quite a feeling to see one's own photos printed big and placed in a way that brings out the best in them, and to have people come to a place only to see my creations.

The idea with this exhibition is to show big photos of small things, but also to show how common things can be very interesting and quite beautiful, if we only take the time to look. The photos are of common species (of plants, fungi, insects, and spiders) that are found in most of Finland.

To encourage people to have a look themselves, I made an album on my website with all the photos from the exhibition, and short descriptions of the creatures and where they can be found in three languages (Swedish, Finnish, English).

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
  • Listening to: eurovision...
  • Reading: classic essays on photography
  • Watching: sunlight on trees
  • Playing: guitar
  • Eating: dark chocolate
  • Drinking: tea
Hello! What's going on? I've just moved back to Finland -- or, actually, half-back. From now on, I'm spending about half the year in Finland and half in Morocco! Except this year, about a sixth of it will (hopefully) also be spent in the U.S. Confusing and exciting, life at its best.

I've started writing bimonthly articles for Digital Photography School/; my second article was published today. They can be found here so have a look if you feel like it. :)

Later this week, my exhibition opens in the photo gallery in Vasa, Finland. I doubt any of you will be able to attend, but you're all invited to the opening.

Other than that, I'm photographing and teaching and translating and wondering if winter will ever end and if the government will ever show respect for human lives. So not a lot. I hope y'all are doing great, too!
  • Listening to: josé gonzález
  • Reading: mila 18 by leon uris
  • Watching: smeagol the cat
  • Playing: guitar
  • Eating: dark chocolate
  • Drinking: tea

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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). i love science, but the academic world wasn't for me, so i left university after i finished my master's degree and started doing things my way instead.

i mainly do photography, translation, explore the natural world around me, as well as read & write, study arabic and guitar, and run. 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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Yesterday was the opening of my first exhibition in an actual gallery. I've exhibited many times before -- in book shops, libraries, and health centers -- but this time was different. It's quite a feeling to see one's own photos printed big and placed in a way that brings out the best in them, and to have people come to a place only to see my creations.

The idea with this exhibition is to show big photos of small things, but also to show how common things can be very interesting and quite beautiful, if we only take the time to look. The photos are of common species (of plants, fungi, insects, and spiders) that are found in most of Finland.

To encourage people to have a look themselves, I made an album on my website with all the photos from the exhibition, and short descriptions of the creatures and where they can be found in three languages (Swedish, Finnish, English).

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
  • Listening to: eurovision...
  • Reading: classic essays on photography
  • Watching: sunlight on trees
  • Playing: guitar
  • Eating: dark chocolate
  • Drinking: tea

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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
 
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks for sharing! :)
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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sockheadgaming Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Artist
happy birthday
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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sockheadgaming Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Artist
np
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spoems Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   Writer
I appreciate the visit and for reading.
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks for sharing your poetry!
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