This week on Hit The Streets, I am joined by photographers Meri Kukkavaara and Bjorn Moerman as they discuss participating in the 24 Hour Project in their respective cities and how you can too.
24 Hour Project
Find more information here: http://24hourproject.org/
Who is Meri Kukkavaara?
Meri Kukkavaara is a Finnish photographer, writer and educator, consulting companies and giving courses on social media and photography through her company Hillo Helsinki. She is active on different photography platforms, inspiring people to find a creative outlet in mobile photography, and has arranged meetings and photowalks in her hometown Helsinki since 2012 as Instagramers Helsinki manager. Meri is also the 24Hour Project Helsinki Ambassador, and acts as an exhibition coordinator for the project. Her background in work and education in addition to photography are in interior design and art therapy, which both sometimes resonate in her photos.
Meri's photos from the previous 24hr project: 24hourproject 2017 by @ektara
Meri's website www.hillohelsinki.fi and I have a portfolio page there
Meri's instagram is @ektara https://www.instagram.com/ektara/
Who is Bjorn Moerman?
Björn Moerman is often referred to as “the flying photographer”; combining his passion for aviation with a photography hobby that got out of hand.
As an airline captain for a large Middle Eastern airline, he visited over 85 of the worlds countries so far and always comes home with exciting stories and freshly taken images from around the world. Bjorn is from Belgium but has been living in Dubai for the last 15 years.
Today he mainly shoots Travel and Aviation photography but rediscovered the world of street photography when he picked up his first FUJIFILM camera in 2012. A year later, he switched 100% mirrorless and became an official X-photographer for FUJIFILM Middle East in 2014. Whenever he is not traveling, he can be found skimming the markets and streets of Dubai, looking to capture those fleeting moments of life. In 2017 he was the ambassador for the 24 hour project in Dubai.
Bjorn’s 2017 - 24 hour project images : http://www.bjornmoerman.com/Galleries/Personal-projects/24-HOUR-PROJECT-2017/
Tips for the 24 hour project on Bjorn’s Blog: http://bjornmoerman.blogspot.ae/2017/03/24-hour-project-dubai-tips-dos-and-donts.html