Designs and Photographs
It has been a while since the last post. To be honest, my life has been really busy now. At least it feels like it. I feel that I am taking giant leaps with my life as graphic designer, and even as a photographer. This is a awesome thing, but at the same time all this feels a bit confusing to me. How should I react, when I get a new assignment as graphic designer or photographer? How should I react when my design is going public? — And where is my “real portfolio web site”? It is a good question and that is something I need to build up, as soon as possible. I just need to regroup with myself and arrange time, when I am not tired or confused with some awesome situation.
About a week ago my friends from school, Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen, asked me to take photographs of their design lamps and their bench, which they had designed and produced in school. They have co-designed two lamps: Log Lamp and Peso Lamp (…And they really named the lamp after me! Funny guys, but they were serious about giving the name Peso for the lamp!). Nyman and Mustikainen had also designed this awesome Mägi bench. I had a blast taking these photographs. Nyman and Mustikainen are really nice guys to work with. They are so passionate about what they do, and that good feeling just bursts out and reflects to people.
I am really pleased how these photos came out. One light, that’s all. I like. I also took some portrait pictures of Nyman and Mustikainen. Below you can see the results. Please leave a comment if you feel, or if I have done good job, or if you want to give critic to me!
But the funny and confusing thing, concerning about these photographs happened today. Mustikainen posted a link in facebook, that a design blog: themag.it had posted a story of the Mägi bench and photos without asking any permission from me, Nyman or Mustikainen! You can see this post from here. It is a really nice thing to get some publicity as being young students, but asking a permission for posting and publishing these photos and the design in their web site would have been a pleasant thing. Good thing was that they mentioned our names there. But reality is inevitable, the design of the guys and my photos are published in a real design web site! And that’s really something.
Nyman and Mustikainen got also emails concerning about the Mägi bech and its photos from a another direction. But that is a another story for some other time. Hope we will hear more from this thing soon.
All images are (c) Jussi Peso. Using the photographs without permission is prohibited.