The sacred juniper at Kataveski is a single tree surrounded by fields and can be seen from far. It's said to be 200-300 years old. It really makes you wonder about the ancient times and things this tree has witnessed. It's situated in my neighboring village, just a ten minute walk from where I live. For years I've been curious about the tree and secretly waiting for the right time to photograph next to it. (It grows on private property, therefore it's advised to ask a permission.) So now we did.Read More
I have a dream. In my dream all people have developed a sophisticated taste for designer goods, they can afford them and designers and makers of crafts can earn a decent living from their art.
My dream became my mission and it found a way into a food magazine Köök. I have a section Nõudepeatus (meaning sth like 'dish stop') in this quarterly magazine where I find a ceramist or a designer I like, present their work to a chef and let the chef develop a dish according to the tableware. Then I photograph the outcome of their collaboration, write the interviews with them both and thats it. I hope the readers will find something they like, either the tableware or the recipes.Read More
Tallinn TV Tower restaurant is an exciting experience. You can almost see to Finland's capital Helsinki from the tower or then again be wrapped in thick fog and clouds and feel completely cut off from everything, but enjoy yourself either way.
The menu is controversial as well. It's based on high quality produce, dishes are masterfully prepared, but sometimes with a twist. An assortment of savory ice cream served with salad is a good example. You might love it or consider it interesting, but you'll certainly remember having it.
There's still time for some chocolate ice cream!
Client: Oma Maitse magazineRead More
It's about time to grab Oma Maitse from news stand and see inside how many kilograms of chocolate you need in order to survive the Valentine's. I'll give you a little background story and one recipe as a teaser.Read More
This morning my son came to me with a ragged carrot in his hand and said, “We should hold a funeral for the snowman.” Seconds later he started crying like we all have cried once over a melted snowman or a sand sculpture washed away by the ocean or a broken toy. As a parent would instinctively do, I started making up a tale.
“Snowmen don't die,” I said, obviously. “Look at the snowflakes. The soul of a snowman lives in those snowflakes.”
“They are too tiny,” he said poutingly. “That's not enough!”Read More
Hey guys! I'm finally back on track and planning to show you more of my recent work. This is an editorial for Oma Maitse magazine in January. I played with the concept of paper, shadows and edges.Read More
"Siin on minu saladus. See on väga lihtne: ainult südamega näed hästi. Kõige tähtsam on silmale nähtamatu."Read More
Plan A depended on weather so it was a very unreliable plan to start with, but unfortunately plan B failed as well leaving us with bags full of clothes and a bunch of kids to find a new location. Fast.
So we invited ourselves to a friends place mainly because they have a tent in the back yard. Believe it or not, but most photos are made with models being covered and me running around in rain.
As always when you're determined to get what you want, rain will eventually stop and everybody is happy.Read More
In September 2015 Estonian Ministry for Agriculture organized Estonian Food Month in order to advertise fresh local produce during the main harvest season. The programme was full of food related events. 35 Estonian restaurants offered special dishes using their favourite local ingredients.
Before that I had a busy week of 6-7 restaurant visits per day to capture the chefs creations. It was literally a adaptation marathon, because as my colleagues probably know, getting set up and shooting the first dish is the most difficult. But if you have only the first dish... See for yourself.Read More