Published June 11, 2011
Tags: carnaval, carneval, daily photo, finland, Helsinki, Helsinki Samba Carnaval, karnevaali, photography, photos, samba, samba carnaval, sambakarnevaali
…was held today in the hot capital.
EDIT: I’ve now posted more Helsinki Samba Carnaval 2011 parade photos.
Published June 11, 2011
Tags: carnaval, carneval, carnival, daily photo, fantasy dess, finland, Helsinki, Helsinki Samba Carnaval, Ira Multaharju, photography, photos, samba
…specators favourite was The Mad Hatter while Jester became second. The more noise the audience made, the better score for the dress.
In the comments The Mad Hatter herself tells more about the dress.
Published June 10, 2011
Tags: carnaval, carneval, carnival, daily photo, dance, finland, Helsinki, Helsinki Samba Carnaval, imperio do papagaio, photography, photos, samba
…and since I don’t have the time to go through all the photos yet, I’ll follow a tradition and selected a photo of her like I did by a coincidence in 2010 and 2009.
I’m the last person to teach anyone samba, but the reason why it is so easy to take photos of her is that her face shows that she is having fun (or that she is a good actor ).
Us commoners will not notice if your steps are (slightly) incorrect but your face can make us like or dislike your performance very easily.
Published June 18, 2009
Tags: Carnaval king, carnaval queen, carneval, carnival, daily photo, dancing, finland, Helsinki, Helsinki Samba Carnaval, king, Lola Odusoga, Lola Wallinkoski, photography, samba, Wilson Kirwa
Yesterday I asked your guesses why the man in the photo is famous in Finland. The kenyan-born Wilson Kirwa is right now more popular than ever thanks to his participation in the Finnish version of the Dancing with the Stars tv-show. He didn’t learn much dancing technique but his showman abilities carried him to a fourth place.
Normally he doesn’t dress like this but he was the carnaval king of the Helsinki samba carnaval this year. His queen Lola Wallinkoski (nee Odusoga) has also dancing background although she is most well-known for being Miss Finland and Miss Universum 2nd Runner-Up.
Before his dancing “career”, Wilson was a 800 meters runner who represented Finland in athletics European and World Championships. He is also known as satusetä (=fairytale uncle) after he wrote a few children’s books based on the stories he has heard in Kenya. He is also involved in (local) politics which is not so unsual for ex-athletes in Finland. Parties need candidates who are already known by the public and athletes need something to do after their career.
Click here to see more my photos from the samba carnaval in my photography blog.
Published June 13, 2009
Tags: carnaval, carneval, carnival, daily photo, dance, dancer, finland, Helsinki, parade, photography, samba, samba carnaval, samba dancer, sambakarnevaali
Helsinki samba carneval’s parade was held today in central Helsinki. The event was really popular. Weather forecast was pretty miserable for the event but weather couldn’t have been better. Unfortunately the miserable weather arrived right now.
Click here to see my Samba Carnaval 2009 gallery.