TTV photography experiment

Posted in art, photography on July 20th, 2010 by peeba

I’ve had my grandfather’s old Yashica A twin lens reflex camera laying around for a while now. It’s a nice camera. A little too nice actually since the medium format photos you can take with it are too high quality to be worth the hassle of developing the films for and scanning them not to mention the cumbersome filming process itself. If I want to work my ass off for my photos, the photos better look distinctive from any modern camera!

But hey, the Yashica has a lovely ground glass viewfinder that is peered from above and boy does it look trippy. It’s even got these extra guide line helpers in case if you want to use 35mm film instead of the square aspect ratio medium format film. Lots of grime and dust has also polluted the mirror and the glass of the viewfinder. Awesome artifacts. So I built this TtV (“through the viewfinder”) rig on it from cereal box cardboard and some black duct tape to mount my digital camera above the viewfinder. With the help of a few close up filters and a 50mm lens I can now shoot through the viewfinder with relative ease and end up with digital images that ooze of analog sex. Hot.

Sculptris test drive

Posted in 3D on June 10th, 2010 by peeba

Sculptris is a free 3D sculpting program developed by an insane Swedish programmer. Even though obviously it isn’t quite as laden with features like Mudbox or ZBrush are, it’s already a pretty sweet tool. And most importantly, it fulfills the first rule of sculpting software: it’s loads of fun!

Here’s a severed male head floating in space that I modeled… But hey, at least it’s not bald this time!

Muses of Helicon and Delta as Indicated

Posted in music on April 2nd, 2010 by peeba

I’ve been spending some more quality time with Ableton Live recently. Here’s two recent songs of mine:


Delta as Indicated. Downtempo electro.

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Muses of Helicon. Goa trance.

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Voimaduo in the house.

Posted in music on January 30th, 2010 by peeba

Here’s something me and Jyri U. managed to produce in Ableton Live in two evenings: one for the music and another for editing the video. The instruments used in the song are all sampled from various sources and we used a more or less similar approach to editing the video. It’s epic!

A few songs.

Posted in music on October 17th, 2009 by peeba

Here’s some electronic music that I’ve done in the last few months. Pretty random stuff.
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Scribbling lines

Posted in 2D, art, code on September 20th, 2009 by peeba

Here’s some work from the last two nights: a duo of processing applets that scribble lines. Pretty exciting, huh?

Check them out here:
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Here’s a few images I created with a custom .pdf exporting versions of the programs:

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Back from Assembly 2009 and other things

Posted in 2D, 3D, art on August 9th, 2009 by peeba

Assembly, the biggest demoscene event in Finland, was held again during the last few days and I had a few entries there again. My graphics entry that I scribbled on my vacation a bit over a month ago placed sixth and my fast graphics piece placed second. I’m pretty happy with the outcome but what I’m more happy with is how this time around I felt like the people who voted were not completely stupid :). That means, no joke entries or technically inadequate (read: ugly) pieces got voted high and all the entries in these categories got pretty much what they deserved in my opinion. Here’s my entries:


I’ll leave it as an excercise for the reader to figure out which picture is which. Oh, and the theme in fast graphics was “over the edge” and time limit was 1h 30min. Talking of fast graphics, here’s another fast graphics thingy (3dsmax + photoshop) I did just for fun a while ago:


I’ve also been playing around with Processing quite a bit lately but in a more educated manner than previously with the help of an excellent book. If you’re a programming noob such as me, I can heartily recommend it. Anyways, maybe I’ll have something cool to show you soonish.

New York, 2006

Posted in photography on May 24th, 2009 by peeba

The third, and probably final for now, entry in my “post some old stuff since you haven’t done anything new” -series. New York!

It’s an awesome place.

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Japan, 2006

Posted in photography on May 21st, 2009 by peeba

This is my second retrospective photo post. Some photos I took in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2006.

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Chernobyl, 2005

Posted in photography on May 20th, 2009 by peeba

I’m gonna post a few old photo galleries of mine in the near future that haven’t yet graced the pages of this blog. I’ll start with some selected photos from a trip to Chernobyl, Ukraine in the year 2005.

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