Olivia’s mom got her a photo shoot as a present. It was the end of winter at the beach in Helsinki. I only had to carry my camera and the studio lights while she had to wear ballet clothes. It was cold and windy, and the sea was still covered with ice.
In 2008 I set my scalp on fire for an artistic, photographic self-portrait. This was a personal joke to my mom. To celebrate Mother's Day, here’s the full story of The Fire Picture, AKA. The Red Portrait.