a short kind of visually curious lady behind Canon :D
I´m a finnish female fine art photographer living and working in a small countryside town Ylojarvi. Photographing is to me like to be a “playing child” and daily adventurer or more, it`s my biggest love forever. When I`m shooting there are no ages/years, my heart will be year after year younger and I´m sure I`ll photograph even more fiercly the older I´ll be. What else, I`m an addict of natural light . Nature, forests, gardens, ice, trees and landscapes and of course my family inspires and fascinates me a lot. I try to capture this into my photographic work. For me this is also an ongoing passionate and creative journey which teaches always something new. My motto is ” life needs more colour, joyful smiles and touch!” I like also digital retouching and light painting and last seven years I`ve been teaching and having photography workshops for children, teenagers and adults of all ages at Pirkan opisto and media educational organization Videootit ry. Works of my students can be seen here:http://digipajat.weebly.com and http://yolophotography.weebly.com/ and at primary schools http://valokuvapajat.weebly.com/
Tim Andrews in Brighton 2018 , panel talk in part of Photo Fringe : '.........and last but not least, the great Finnish photographer, Mirja Paljakka, who spoke so movingly and with such clarity at the Panel Discussion. A deep thinker and effusive and gregarious. She looks for simplicity knowing that she will find depth when she edits the images later. She is articulate in her speech and in the presentation of her work. She adored West Wittering beach as I do. She has said many times how honoured she feels being in the show but we are all honoured by her presence.'
Something said about my photos when they have been shortlisted: Philip Smith, from the jury of International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition/ Igpoty team 2012 "You have a strong personal style. You should continue to follow your own personal vision – follow the abstract and the unusual – yu have a good sense of colour" CV 2019 inEnglish to be loaded here: Cv link 2019 Mirja Paljakka (english) Look also my digital portfolio here:https://www.behance.net/mirjapaljakka