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 ?
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 ?
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