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Old December 5th, 2017, 11:57 AM
Michael Nagel Michael Nagel is offline
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Default Hannu Pakarinen - 100 Finns in 100 Years

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Hannu Pakarinen made a series of 100 Finns in 100 Years to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish Independence.

Have fun!

Michael
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Old December 5th, 2017, 01:28 PM
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This might please Jarmo:
Hannu Pakarinen made a series of 100 Finns in 100 Years to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish Independence.

Have fun!

Michael
Thanks Michael! Well, it does indeed. I'm familiar with Pakarinen's series and I think it's simply great. Tomorrow is the 100th Independece Day, lots of interesting events everywhere. I hope to squeeze some photography into my busy schedule.

Well, here's one interesting projects to all you lovers of light:
http://suomifinland100.fi/project/luminous/?lang=en

Jarmo
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Old December 5th, 2017, 02:52 PM
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Hannu Pakarinen made a series of 100 Finns in 100 Years to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish Independence.

Have fun!

Michael
Impressive, Michael!

I like in particular how he uses architecture and agriculture to frame his subjects so well.

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Old December 9th, 2017, 10:39 AM
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Impressive, Michael!

I like in particular how he uses architecture and agriculture to frame his subjects so well.

Asher
Agreed. Asher, or anyone else for that matter, how well do you feel you can relate to this work? I, as a Finn, see the intentions he had in mind, his depiction of the Finnish mindscape (whatever that might be). I'm just curious to know how other nationalities see Pakarinen's work.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 12:28 PM
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I would need to understand the Finnish mindset better.

It was said of Grammy Award-winning Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, if a He looks at his shoes he is an introvert, if he looks at your shoes, OTOH, he's a blazing extrovert!

Is that true at all?

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Old December 10th, 2017, 07:19 AM
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Asher, I think that is both the stereotype of a Finn and the being we have been told we are. If you are to believe the papers and tv, we are a) very shy, b) extremely concerned to know how other people see us, c) hate small talk, d) love alcohol and sauna. I, or many of the people I know either by friendship, education or occupation do not fall into any of those categories, with the exception of probably d). Sure, we do not enjoy small talk but that does not make us rude or shy (which is what many foreigners think at a first glance). An American I happen to know once told me that he was told the Finns are cold and unfriendly. After having spent some time here he said he had found the opposite to be true. We are a relatively large country with very long distances and small population, so I suppose "nice weather today" was not probable not the first thing Finns of the old thought first when encountering a stranger, lol! And many of us are greatly proud of Esa-Pekka Salonen and even more of our National hockey team, of which I prefer the first.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:39 PM
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Sorry if this thrashes this thread - hope it doesn't offend. If yes I will remove it as long as I can edit.

A few former colleagues at work are from Finland. I appreciated working with them and I cannot subscribe the 'shy' stereotype. It is just that there are not many words needed and a moment of silence can be way more talkative than many words...

Did I mention sisu yet?

As the nominees for the foreign language Academy Awards will be announced soon:

There is the work of Touko Laaksonen that should be mentioned, better known as Tom of Finland. The film about his life was submitted for the next Oscar nominations. There were stamps in 2014 (more on metafilter).

From my experience - never think in stereotypes...

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Old December 15th, 2017, 01:58 PM
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Sorry if this thrashes this thread - hope it doesn't offend. If yes I will remove it as long as I can edit.

A few former colleagues at work are from Finland. I appreciated working with them and I cannot subscribe the 'shy' stereotype. It is just that there are not many words needed and a moment of silence can be way more talkative than many words...

Did I mention sisu yet?

As the nominees for the foreign language Academy Awards will be announced soon:

There is the work of Touko Laaksonen that should be mentioned, better known as Tom of Finland. The film about his life was submitted for the next Oscar nominations. There were stamps in 2014 (more on metafilter).

From my experience - never think in stereotypes...

Best regards,
Michael




Michael,

Thinking in stereotypes can have survival benefits, at least here in Los Angeles and in who's territory one wanders! Folk who ignore this, do so at their peril! Still, in our personal or business affairs, we must give every qualified person a chance for share of opportunities.

It was Essa Pekka who told us directly that story about the shoes, LOL, my wife reminded me of the speech!

As to Sisu, the dogged determination is seen in a number of nationalities with different wrappings. The Fins have it with few words, the Germans with meticulous obsessional planning, the British as careful planning, but by college cricket and drinking friends, the Israelis with chutzpah!

Asher
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Old December 17th, 2017, 09:23 AM
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Sorry if this thrashes this thread - hope it doesn't offend. If yes I will remove it as long as I can edit.

A few former colleagues at work are from Finland. I appreciated working with them and I cannot subscribe the 'shy' stereotype. It is just that there are not many words needed and a moment of silence can be way more talkative than many words...

Did I mention sisu yet?

As the nominees for the foreign language Academy Awards will be announced soon:

There is the work of Touko Laaksonen that should be mentioned, better known as Tom of Finland. The film about his life was submitted for the next Oscar nominations. There were stamps in 2014 (more on metafilter).

From my experience - never think in stereotypes...

Best regards,
Michael
Hi Michael, I don't see why this post should trash the thread at all! I felt the original post was made to wish us a happy 100th Independence Day. Mentioning Mr Aaltonen, Tom of Finland, is a great addition. His work meant and means so much to so many and him gaining more and more respect also outside the gay community in Finland only shows we are an open and advanced society. And sisu... yes, we are said to have it but as Asher demonstrates in his post, so do many other nations.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 10:15 AM
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Hi Jarmo,

Glad you appreciated. It is just that despite the impact of his work, people still manage to be offended...

Thinking of cultural impact - Aki Kaurismäki should be mentioned. I like his work.

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Michael
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