WOW!!! We just received the message that we have been chosen through thousands of photographers and now our photos are nominated to PHOTO VOGUE FESTIVAL ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ We are so happy already now… We have made it together all these years and let’s hope we will make it all the way to Milan.
PEACE & LOVE,
AKI & ASTRID
PS… VOGUE!!! That is VOGUE!!! How great is that!!!?!?! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
PPS. Happy midsummer’s midnight to all of you ☀️🌙❤️
My body is already in Finland but my mind is still in Moscow, Russia. Here are some photos from New Ghosts exhibition (by me and my daughter Astrid) running at the fantastic The Lumiere Brothers Center photo gallery until December 15th.
So if you are in Moscow do not miss this one 😊
The exhibition at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is made in collaboration with Finnish Embassy in Moscow and the exhibition is curated by Tuula Alajoki.
And for all our New Ghosts fans out there: Do not worry. We are going to have at least three big gallery and museum exhibitions next year in Finland as well so you will finally see our works in Finland, too.
Big exhibition update! New Ghosts is part of the Off Bratislava exhibition in Slovakia starting next week. ⭐️ In November New Ghosts will also be exhibited in Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography, Moscow. ⭐️ And yes, we have some great news for our Finnish friends as well. In 2020 we will do not only one, or two, but three (3!!!) big gallery and museum exhibitions here in Finland. ⭐️ So stay tuned for more information.
New Ghosts at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney.
@headonphotofest is a massive international art event spread all over the city. Here are some photos from our installation in the Royal Botanic Garden, located close to the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Thank you Moshe Rosenzveig, Anita Schwartz, and Stephen Godfrey. You have done such an amazing job building this fantastic photo festival. We are so happy and honored to be part of it ❤️
I would also like to thank all the other artists we met during our trip to Australia. We are especially grateful for all the people who stopped us on the street just to talk with us and those who have sent us messages afterwards. It has ment so much to us. It’s truely amazing to travel 25 hours to the other side of the world and find people who know what we are doing and who are touched by our photographs and are passionated about them. We feel happy and grateful to be part of your lives ❤️⭐️🙏
Yours, Aki & Astrid
PS. This giant New Ghost at the Circular Quay Station(!!!) located between Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Sydney Opera House.
We have been on the road together for a long time. Working hard, taking care of each other, and travelling like nomads. Today it’s time to celebrate our first larger New Ghosts exhibition taking place here in Sydney @headonphotofest (Royal Botanic Garden, located next to Sydney Opera House.) The exhibition is packed with amazing photographers from all over the world and I’m so proud we two are included. ✌️😃✌️ C U at the opening and do not miss our Artist Talk/Performance tomorrow (Saturday May 4th 12.00 pm) at Paddington Town Hall. We are looking forward seeing you in the audience.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped, encouraged, trusted and supported us, our work, and our journey during the years. Special thanks goes to Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, and Embassy of Finland in Canberra. 🌸
Red Carpet Time with Astrid and Moshe Rosenzveig aka The Grand Master Flash of Head On Photo Festival. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very often when you post photos on your webpage, blog or Instagram, the whole thing feels kind of unreal. How fantastic is it to come all the way here and actually meet people who stops you on the street just to tell you they really like the photographs we are doing together with Astrid. (THANK YOU!⭐️) So fantastic to get to know people who are touched by our art. How great does it feel to meet real people behind the virtual reality on your screen. We are so happy we suddenly have new friends here in Australia 🥳😃⭐️Not only computers but kangaroos and humans, too 😄😄😄🦘 And guess what, Astrid just dropped another tooth. What a night! 🦷❤️⭐️
I have something extraordinary for all my Japanese friends and followers out there. The wonderful Q Sakamaki ( @qsakamaki ) interviewed me for his highly ranked photo blog in the Japanese version of Newsweek magazine. Thank you so much Q ?Arigato ?
For all my non-Japanese-speaking friends: When looking at ???the article with all those cool characters, you might have a feeling of being ”lost in translation”, but don’t worry, I can assure you every single word from me are truly the words of wisdom and I sound like a nobel hearted genious. (And all my Japanese followers actually understanding the text, please don’t break the illusion ???)
One of my biggest dream is to have an exhibition in Japan. So if there is anyone out there who can help me with this dream, please give me a shout. You can find my website address in my bio.
SUPER WONDERFUL NEWS! WE ARE NOMINATED FOR… ????❤️⭐️
Me and my daughter have worked with our photo series of New Ghosts since 2011.
Now already before our first larger (non-performatic) exhibition taking place in Sydney at Head On Photo Festival we got great news from the capital of Georgia.
Not only our photoseries New Ghosts, but also two single images out of the series are shortlisted for an award in Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2019. Our photo series will be presented in the opening ceremony and who knows – maybe we will get a trophy @kolgatbilisiphoto ???
We artists often try to do something to leave a mark in the history. To make us kind of immortal. When I was a little boy my father told me mosquitos live only for one day. I remember thinking: well if they are on this planet for such a short time, why do they have to be born at all? Just to die a short moment later… This photo is from mine and my daughter’s first Ghosts Watching Over Me winter outdoor exhibition here in Finland. The name of the exhibition was We Are Just Lonely Skeletons with Golden Teeth. …There will be a sequence of exhibitions to follow with this photo series we have been working on since my daughter was four. These unmarked exhibitions last for only one day or less, and we won’t promote them in any way in advance. They just take place in random locations without notice. Maybe you now ask what’s the purpose of such a short exhibition if no one else knows about them. But that’s your question, not ours. We already have the answer.