I care about stories in which magic is part of normality. >> coming up: Epilogue (winter 2017)
| The last lonely house 🏠 | . At least for a very good while. I will work with groups of houses or buildings, focusing on more three dimensional sideways looks. . As many of you know I am super interested in finding a spin to environmental portraiture that feels right. I have been tentatively working on it but have not had the courage to take the plunge into it. One reason is fear of “failure” in the sense of not seeing in the photo what i ser in my mind. . The other big reason is that my scientific work has been keeping me super busy. I will soon start to lead a research project which is about helping young people to engage in civil and well informed conversations online. One of the goals is to counteract hate speech, fake news, bullying and all those dynamics that are stopping our evolution as hyper connected society. . . Anyway - so long lonely houses, except for the ones that will be appearing as limited edition prints in the online shop. . Sending love always 💖 . #sejkko_lonelyhouses . .
| the alternate reality ✨ | . It’s been over a month since I last posted here. Like many of you, sometimes it comes to a point when stepping back is needed. To reframe and understand what the social dynamics we are involved in do to our minds and emotions. For example, I am not a fan of the algorithm and I refuse to let it influence how I think and feel. Also I have been a lot into reading and thinking about alternate realities, from the perspective of physics to the perspective of perception and the mind. This has all opened new horizons of thought for me and for that I am grateful I spent this time reading and thinking. . Also as I have been saying for a while, I am craving to move onto a next chapter with my photos and I am actively seeking the creative spark to come from deep inside my brain and that when I see it I say “yes!” . . 💖 . #sejkko_lonelyhouses
[ our place of power ✨🏠✨] . Carlos Castaneda was a prolific writer who sold many books to an entire generation hungry for practical spirituality who were looking for answers. He was ridiculed by his scientific peers and called a charlatan. Yet nobody can deny the deep resonance his storytelling caused in so many people. One of the interesting points he makes in one of his books is about finding a place in our environment where we feel better and stronger - as opposed to weakened and drained. Doing this sort of thing can be quite a powerful and simple way to reconnect our intuition in these days of disconnected hyper connectivity. . . #sejkko_lonelyhouses . .
Dreaming of doing something like this again, but with my large format camera. Days like this, with such subtle and present light are rare. Also the clouds ☁️ can be hard sometimes. Portugal is wonderful for cotton clouds though. . Would love to read in the comments about people who have ongoing photo projects, ideas and dreams. For me, the project I have been cooking in my mind has people in it. . 💖 . .
Thinking of beautiful Porto 🏬🏭⛪ . . 💗 .
[ Sunday memories 🏠 ] . I recently got a message from someone asking about my debut project prints. Her message sent my mind back in time. Back to my memories of being a total newcomer in the world of art photography. I wanted to give the best I could give, aware that I did not know the techniques. I did not know the pro ways of doing things. And although that innocence led to some errors, it was also the state in which my mind was most open to experiment and play. The following period was all about becoming a pro. I learnt lots and the pro ways were the price I paid for being less intuitive and more calculating about my artistic work. Then there has been this pause, not imposed, not demanding and not driven. Just that, a pause. And I feel, in waves, the tickle of the innocent part of me telling me he is curious about images that don’t yet exist, of their stories. He tells me he would like the more pro me to go out and play. I look at him, I look at me in silence with butterflies in our stomach. . . #sejkko_lonelyhouses . .
[ spring feelings 🌷] . Here some images of the time I spent in Scotland. Back in Lisbon now I need to make time to go through my rolls. During this trip I decided I need to print some photos from every experience, to write about them and put it all in a physical album/notebook. . I feel it is too easy for our memories just to get easily buried in the digital rolls of our phones and cameras. . . Sending tons of love as always . .
[ Scotland 🏴 ] sometimes, for some of us, it is necessary to travel back into the past. To walk the old paths again, relive and remember, to make sense of the arrow that points out from the present into the future. I am grateful that it was in Scotland where I built my character, many of my values, my sense of community and also myself as a scientist. . What about you? What future are you creating? . #sejkko_lonelyhouses . .
[ to the longer days ☀️🌸] . Bring them on. I want the longer days to do more, to reach higher, to get more vitamin D, to swim in the ocean and see the stars in its water sparkles. Bring them on, bring them to me and to us all. . The longer days . #sejkko_lonelyhouses . .
🇬🇧 Closer to nature 🐕🚲👩🏻 - she was searching for ways to travel through the veins of #lisbon with the smallest carbon footprint. This weekend you can enjoy two trips of up to 20min on the Jump bicycles. Try it! . 🇵🇹 Mais próxima da natureza 🐕🚲👩🏻 buscando maneiras de viajar pelas veias de Lisboa com o menor impacto no ecossistema. Este fim de semana ainda podes aproveitar duas viagens gratuitas até 20min nas bicicletas Jump. Experimenta! . ✨🚲✨ @uber_portugal #jumpbyuber #whpsheinspiresme . .
| the vibrant soul ✨🛸✨ | we all want to connect with what makes us tick, what makes us vibrant. I have been swimming in an out of interactions with the world and people - seeking inside me for a thread that connects me with what can give most, and better. It started with my body, what I eat, how I move, and sleep. At this point it is all naturally moving into visualisation and energy projection. For me healing and well being start with the body. I have confirmed this over and over again. It feels good. . The lonely houses are celebrating five years of formal existence and because of that I am preparing something I hope you will like. Stay tuned - it will come in two forms one of them very very soon. . Sending love always 🙋🏻♂️💖 . . #sejkko_lonelyhouses . .