© Kari Kuukka 2020

There was nothing held back, you were choosing your own steps, following your own path.

You had your own dreams — a vision of yourself, of your life.

The eyes looking at the world, sharp, eager to see and learn. To develop further. Openness to experience, the willingness to explore…

© Kari Kuukka 2020

New Year, the time of the year when people make resolutions.

I didn’t. I won’t.

But I decide to take a deep look into a mirror and ask some questions. Even if I wouldn’t like the answers I thought it might be worth asking. Questions touching the core, the essence…

© Kari Kuukka

No. It was not Photoshop, nor going digital. Not iPhone, nor touch devices in general.

And it was no apple from a tree someone ate a long time ago.

But there was a definite, decisive moment.

It was the moment we turned the camera from the world into ourselves. …

© Kari Kuukka

Looking at the offing. I am lost in the narrative of others — same time feel I have lost my own.

There is no wind. But there will be.

Will sail further.

(I have started to write these musings and more personal pieces in MEDIUM lately

If you like my scribbles here, please give me a clap or two (or ten) below — see the hands-symbol? — it means a lot to me and it is really rewarding to see people really read — even appreciate what you are trying to say. Then again, if you consider it utter trash… don’t. )

© Kari Kuukka 2019

Winter blues, you know the feeling? Well, if you live in the North Pole as we do, you most likely do.

Lately it has gotten pretty bad. Like: insomnia, anxiety, stomach aches, worrying yourself sick how the kids (actually teenagers already…) are doing, etc.

In the simplest of terms: I…

It is kind of a paradox that as easy as life is nowadays for so many of us, these moments of simple, pure happiness do not occur more often.

When have you been the happiest?

Sure, if you are asked “when were you the happiest?” you can always refer to…

Kari Kuukka

Professional photographer, passionate about visual storytelling, languages, psychology, relationships, kayaking, sailing... life, in short.

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