To mark the London Olympics 2012, the Photographers’ Gallery commissioned 204 acclaimed and rising photographers to take pictures of 204 Londoners, born in countries competing in the 30th Olympiad. The World in London exhibition can be seen in two locations this summer: One in Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July – 12 August 2012 and Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London, W1: 27 July – 30 August 2012.
Riitta and I were honoured to meet Asaad Bazaraa from Oman and had a great day out making sandcastles and photographs together. Meet him and all the other 203 Londoners here.
After a brilliant Camouflage opening week at Kiasma in Helsinki, Riitta and Karo toured around the seaside gems of Kotka, the deep eastern forests and lakes of Pohjois-Karjala (these guys’ neck of the woods), and back to the nettle bushes of Espoo – returning with the suitcase full of new work and new friendships with the finest selection of people.
The biggest and warmest of thank yous to all the wonderful models for their hospitality, stamina, brilliant sense of humour and enthusiasm to get dressed and soaked in all aspects of the marvellous Finnish mosquito-marinated summer flora.
Astrid from Eyes as Big as Plates is spreading some rhubarb joy at Seibu in Sheibuya, Tokyo this week!
Camouflage private view at Kiasma Museum tonight at 6pm, with performance by Riitta Ikonen!
In two weeks the Camouflage exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma opens in Helsinki. Hallvor, Bengt and Agnes from Eyes as Big as Plates will take part in the extensive group show compiled by Kiasma, which is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 events.
Agnes is practising as Kiasma Magazine’s cover girl and Riitta and Karo are oh so excited!