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Office tale  of Tiina Törmänen, photographer

Office tale  of Tiina Törmänen, photographer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

I’m Tiina, photographer from northern Finland. 


Your current job : 

I’m shooting a city nature time lapse material for an upcoming TV documentary.

In which city are you located? 

 I’m officially living at Oulu, but I’m traveling most of the year across Finland.

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Well, I’v been working different jobs beside photography …I’m generally a very liked person and I’m very easy going everybody. 

When I’m doing photography, I always give my 100%. I like to do what inspires me.  

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Computer + light room, photoshop. When i’m on the move is Leatherman and in the woods I bring a forest knife, matches or other fire making accessories and a compass. I also use Garmin GPS device as you can’t trust mobile phones 100%

What does your office space look like? 

I don’t have an office, I have been on the road for the past 5 years. At the moment I’m staying in a old house, while visiting my sister and staying what used to be a kids room. 

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?

 I love deep house. I like to listen 1-3 hour radio show / mixes. One of my favourite are &

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 

Not really, as I have been shooting mostly landscapes it’s more about reading the weather / nature than tight timetables.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Hmm… Try to minimise all kind of unnecessary things from your life… simplify things, even it’s not  always easy. 

You’re better than your colleagues to : 

I dont like to think who is better ‘cos everybody has different skills. I think I’m good at seeing the bigger picture and i’m very good at organizing things.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

 Be yourself. 

What is your best tip for saving time ?

My life is kind of on state of ongoing flow without any routines, so it’s kind of had to talk about it.. but I think sleeping well is very important, when you lack sleep you will be tired and you can’t get things done. 

What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

Coffee on the morning and before sleep I like to read something or watch something on Netflix … 

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

Leatherman , headlamp, forest knife.

Pictures: Tiina Törmänen – All Rights Reserved