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How I became a cover girl

Picture by Sami Perttilä. Knit tunic by Kaino, hat by Fiona Timantti, leggings by Kiss kiss and pattern of the crochet chain by Molla Mills. All from Paloni

Picture by Sami Perttilä. Knit tunic by Kaino, hat by Fiona Timantti, leggings by Kiss kiss
and pattern of the crochet chain by Molla Mills. All from Paloni.

Last autumn the photographer Sami Perttilä took this picture of me in Paloni for the Taito magazine. It turned out so nice that it then was chosen as the official campaign picture of the Taito Group‘s Anniversary of Finnish Crafts 2013. Was quite freaky when a friend of mine sent me a picture of the Taito shop display window in Jyväskylä and wrote: “I bumped into a giant you in the middle of one of Jyväskylä’s main streets. :D” I have also spotted myself from the Taito Group’s exhibition booth and brochures.

Taito

Now the very same picture is nominated with two other pictures as a finalist to become “The Lifestyle picture of the Year” in the competition “Aikakauslehtikilpailu EDIT” by the Finnish Periodical Publishers’ Association (FPPA). The winner will be announced TODAY! Can’t wait to hear the results. The list of all categories and nominees can be found from here.

So what actually made me a cover girl and a campaign face? An exceptionally talented photographer who was able to capture the essence of finding peace and tranquility through handicrafts. Sami Perttilä is a Finnish freelance photographer, fun to work with and available for many kinds of photography projects. You’ll find his contacts from here.

Minna / Paloni