I visited my friend between xmas and new year in Tampere. We had two goals for the visit. Children of Bodom gig in Pakkahuone and photoshoot in abandoned factory in Pispala, Tampere.
I don’t now many places in Finland that have abandoned places. I guess that is a good thing but also sad for the photographers since those make really interesting photo opportunities. This was the first time for me to visit such a place and I really hope not the last. Walls full of graffiti, floors full of random decay, windows with broken glass and so on appear kind of ‘beautifull’ to me. I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. I used several different styles for the photos from black and white to hdr to get the feeling that I felt more to the image. As a result, set might not be as uniform as it could have been but hopefully the feeling comes out better this way. And as always when editing images I had several moments where I thought ‘I should have photographed that differently’. I guess they call that a learning process. Luckily Tampere is not that far away to make another visit some time supposing that they don’t tear those nice buildings down.
And yes if you like heavy metal I highly recommend seeing Children of Bodom live.