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The road less travelled

May 31, 2016 - Driving to Switzerland for BeachEuro2016 Sometimes you get the request (this time I was late to get on the ball) for a...
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Erik Murphy on his first year abroad!

November 06, 2015 - Erik Murphy is someone whom I've followed for the past years - and was lucky enough to catch-up with him in Istanbul aft...
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It's not supposed to be easy

November 04, 2015 - When all else fails, follow the locals! Another long work day abroad, just to get your mind at ease that I am not sitti...
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No delights yet in Istanbul

November 03, 2015 - Return to old haunts in Istanbul! As a photographer you get used to things not always going smoothly, or as you'd expec...
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I'm back - and now it's Istanbul

November 02, 2015 - Let's see if one can return to some Blog posting of the usual non-sense.... And what better place to start than sitting...
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Year 2014 - February

December 20, 2014 - Second month of the year - this month really had only one event to consider for images. Having covered the rise of Finn...
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Year 2014 - January

December 19, 2014 - January 2014 - Volleyball starts the year off Busy 2014 is almost behind us - and what better way to end it than lookin...
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Just a normal weekend

October 14, 2014 - Weekends are great?? Right?! When the Mon-Fri 9to5 crowd chat excitedly on Friday about the weekend and time-off, for m...
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Spain2014 - Day 2

August 28, 2014 - The journey continues - or begins. (Suomeksi taas Englannin osan lopussa!!) Long Wednesday - firstly a visit to Korispi...
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Spain2014 - Day 1

August 26, 2014 - Let's give this a try! (Suomeksi lopussa!) So - another tournament journey begins, off to Spain2014 with Susijengi! Lon...
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From the road - part 2

July 21, 2014 - How to 'kill' time when you have eight hour stop-over at an airport!? That - for sure could make a good Blog entry for...
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From the road - part 1

July 11, 2014 - Hello from Sarajevo!! (I would have liked to add few photos to go with this - but as you will read, the Wi-Fi isn't rea...
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52 days, over 100 games, 37 flights, 14 hotels, 14 countries

July 02, 2014 - The title of the entry starts to describe my coming two months quite well - join me for the 'adventure'!! There are num...
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Women's Champions League with BCLFC

April 29, 2014 - ​Last weekend I was privileged enough to travel with the Birmingham City Ladies FC to their UWCL semi-final 2nd leg in T...
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Romanian Cup - Final 4 weekend in Ploiesti!

April 10, 2014 - After my first trip to Romania - who would have thought that a year later, I am here for the 6th time! My first Blog en...
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Photographer burn-out

April 01, 2014 - At times - one should learn to ease off and know what is too much!! Last weekend was a great for me as a Photographer -...
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Ploiesti-Khimki - no remote, but a good evening!

November 20, 2013 - Another trip to EuroCup game is coming to an end!! Trip to Ploiesti was to cover Finnish players Petteri Koponen (Khimk...
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Sun is out, the fans are here - Spain beware!

September 14, 2013 - HUGE game for Susijengi tonight at the Stozice Arena! Eurobasket train keeps on trundling along - and it's a massive ga...
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First round over, Good Bye Koper - Hello Ljubljana

September 11, 2013 - EuroBasket train moved onward to Ljubljana yesterday - and on the train was Susijengi! Time to draw a bit of breath aft...
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Bad day in the office!

July 21, 2013 - Saturday was a tough day - and one that can be classified as a 'bad day' When photographing tournaments (big or small)...
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I love to travel..

July 03, 2013 - After a relaxing week at home - it was time to hit the road! 5am wake-up call, and it was the start of my three week ro...
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What to pack for three week assignment!!

July 02, 2013 - How to pack for three weeks on assignment?? Tomorrow morning I'll be heading out for three weeks on the Continent, cove...
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Longest Day of the year - in every sense

June 22, 2013 - Friday certainly lived up to the title of the 'Longest Day of the Year' Back in my native Finland, people celebrate Mid...
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500GB of video, 70GB of images and very little sleep

May 29, 2013 - Hello!! Welcome to another look into the wonderful life of a Sports Photographer, last four days have been full-on work...
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One day done - Team GB Women start with a win

May 26, 2013 - So - first day of games behind me at the Surrey Sports Park, how was it? Saturday, start of a long weekend in Guildford...
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Gigapan, basketball, football and fighting birds

May 14, 2013 - Where has the last month and bit disappeared? Apologies for not posting anything in the past month, as so often happens...
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The long road travelled

April 01, 2013 - How one email changed a 8 mile job into a 1000 mile round trip to Luxembourg!! Peculiar how my life has changed over th...
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Cyprus Cup 2013 - it's been fun, now back to reality

March 15, 2013 - 2013 Cyprus Cup was is finally coming to an end - here's a longish re-cap of the weeks It was a late call for me to get...
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Ventspils - more EuroChallenge, last one??

February 11, 2013 - Latvia - and EuroChallenge game with Joensuun Kataja, fifth away game of the season with the team!- Early morning wake-...
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Planes, chicken salesman and random meetings in a Sauna

January 27, 2013 - Another Sunday spent flying over the Continental Europe... It is another week with Joensuun Kataja in EuroChallenge for...
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Back to Romania - with Kataja !

January 21, 2013 - Oh Boy - so I find myself back in Romania... who would have thought:-) It is sometimes strange where the sport of Baske...
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Kataja win in Romania - see you Tuesday!

November 27, 2012 - It was a HUGE win for Joensuun Kataja on Tuesday night in Romania!! For all you fans out there, I know you managed to f...
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Game and between Cyprus & Turkey

November 15, 2012 - Game day was and has been - tight game which the home team edged in the end.. But let's start in the beginning, Wednesd...
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Kataja training, getting lost and USB problems!

November 13, 2012 - AAAAHHH - November and to be able to walk outside in a T-shirt and shorts:-) Tuesday - day before Joensuun Kataja plays...
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Winter sunshine and EuroChallenge basketball

November 12, 2012 - Greetings to all from sunny and warm Cyprus!!e On the road again, so time to write up some Blog stories of my random th...
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Finding an assistant..

November 10, 2012 - The work of a traveling photographer can sometimes be long and lonely - and you have to do all the work yourself.. or do...
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Chelsea, EuroCup, BBL Cup and Birmingham City

November 03, 2012 - Hello!! Long time since the last Blog entry, which probably has been appreciated by some and hopefully missed by others...
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RENT, road and evening with the Wolf Pack!

September 07, 2012 - No flights for me this week - just a nice and easy drive to Belgium for this weekends adventures with Susijengi (Wolf Pa...
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Wolf-pack goes 5 and 0 and head for EuroBasket

September 02, 2012 - Warm and humid night in Tirana - with Susijengi going 5 and 0 in the EuroBasket qualification + challenging times for Ca...
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Win for the 'Wolf Pack' in Fribourg

August 27, 2012 - Basketball on a Monday evening?? You gotta be kidding me?? After couple of days here in Fribourg, it was finally game d...
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Training with Team Finland can be painful

August 26, 2012 - Sunday in a small town in Switzerland can be quiet with closed shops - and painful if you attend Team Finlands training!...
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Transit day, camera p**n and crappy dinner

August 25, 2012 - Yes, I am back again with yet another entry to the 'exciting' travels of mine. It was an eventful day to say the least...
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Koszalin, quite a travel but the game was worth it

August 22, 2012 - About a weeks break since my last Blog entry - no Olympics this time, but travels and basketball! This week starts with...
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The Final day - strangely flat after brilliant Saturday

August 13, 2012 - Five hours of sleep ahead of the last day of London 2012 - and getting up and ready to do one more day before heading ho...
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Emotions, drama, endurance, triumph - Olympics serve its best day yet

August 11, 2012 - If the Olympics would have finished last night, the ending would have been perfect for me - it was a great night of dram...
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Waiting, Handball and losing teeth..

August 11, 2012 - Friday - another day sorted at the Olympics in London 2012. Once again (seems to have become a habit) the program for t...
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Taekwondo and sitting around

August 10, 2012 - Instead of the three/four sports I thought to be covering - it ended up being a LONG day at the ExCel Arena on Thursday!...
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Life goes on at the Olympic Village

August 09, 2012 - For two weeks I have now been living in a bubble - where only sports exist and everyone is thrilled, so what happened on...
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Volleying the ball, and traveling

August 08, 2012 - Another day rolled by at the Olympics, with travels outside the Olympic Park for a change After the late evening and po...
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Chasing athletes and meeting them in the toilet

August 07, 2012 - Not much in the way of sporting action today - except chasing athletes around the park. Monday and start of the last we...
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Not everyone has 'Olympic Spirit' says Olympic Grinch

August 06, 2012 - Few observations from around the games from Sunday... Sunday - we are entering the final week of Olympics and not every...
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Olympic Stadium, interviews and sleeping media

August 05, 2012 - Second weekend of the Olympics - and I got my first glimpse of the Olympic Stadium (on the inside) Yes, it was another...
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Hockey, interviews, handball and I was on TV!

August 04, 2012 - Apologies once again for posting yesterdays 'story' quite late into the afternoon - silly athletics stealing my morning...
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Media session, interviews and some hoops

August 03, 2012 - Slow action day - but plenty of work and a long day! Goodness know which day it is, either as a day of the week or how...
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Crowds, Wiggo and Home cooked food!

August 02, 2012 - Apparently everyone should remember where they were when Bradley Wiggins won the his gold medal.. well, here's my story.
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Canoes, Chaos and Pictures!

August 01, 2012 - Welcome back - and here we go with my little review of Tuesday's action/inaction at the Olympics! So far I have been on...
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Day five - four sports

July 31, 2012 - It might have been the fifth day over here - but I only covered four sport during the day. Quite a day - and as some of...
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Day 4 - Rain, Sun and more royals

July 30, 2012 - Sunday and the Olympics continue:-) Today went to show that you don't always sit on the touchline and hectically try to...
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Olympic gig Day Three

July 29, 2012 - Saturday - the sports finally started (for me)! After four days of shooting this and that - the sports finally started...
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Day 2 Olympics - London 2012

July 27, 2012 - They say that second day is always easier than the first... so was it for me at the London 2012 games?? (and also - I w...
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Olympics Day 1

July 27, 2012 - Not maybe the real first day - but first day of the non-stop action for me! Thursday saw my first day of the Olympic as...
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Tournament fatigue

July 21, 2012 - Traveling for long spells can take its toll on you! I have lost count on the times people come to me and say how lucky...
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3 countries and 3 job in 4 days

July 03, 2012 - Last week I had couple of assignments in Europe - which involved plenty of travel, lots of shooting of pictures, nice we...
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Work day with a difference

June 14, 2012 - As a photographer you never know quite what your assignment can spring on you - and each day is different. Here is a qui...
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