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Leaping into my uncomfort zone

Most of my style or fashion pics are either selfies or portrait pics from around the waist or shoulders up.

Even if I take a lot of portrait shots and fashion shots of other people and models I have always found it difficult to pose in bodyshots myself, most of the shots I have with the whole me in them are just standing with basically no pose at all. And when something is difficult you just have to learn and try and if you fail just practice some more and try again. So I called my friend Mica who also is a photographer and asked him to come and help me out with some fashion shots.

The idea was to get a streetstyle fashion shoot with me in ghetto style alley or stairway. And that’s difficult for me as I always think my body and everything looks funny in pictures where you can se my whole body even if I take similiar shots of other people who look really good but in my mind it totally changes when I am put in front of the camera.

So I had a location in mind and we headed out. Well, next time we do it I have to make a video or vlog about from the set as it was pretty funny when 2 photographers who have their own views on how to light up a set or even just the angles of the shot try to agree how to take the shots. We disagreed and agreed on many things and just building up the lighting for the shoot took a while, but then we were both happy with the set and started shooting. Here’s a pic from the behind the scenes setting it all up, we had one flash as a front light and one from behind up the stairs towards the camera.

Setting up the photo shoot - Screw Them All - Blog

For this photo shoot my pose was just sitting down as I rather take baby steps and feel comfortable then try to leap all the way to the top and feel uncomfortable while posing. All together I am happy with the the shots with my cold or cooler weather style, a pair of jeans, converses, a t-shirt and a furcoat to keep me warm and stylish.

If you like fashion or clothes, just go get some cool shots of yourself in the styles you like. And you don’t have to get a professional photographer to get the photos, just ask your friend to help you out and you can just use your phone to get the shots as the cameras on phones are really good.

Just remember to have fun and enjoy life and do what makes you happy!

Mens fashion street style with furcoat photo shoot - Screw Them All - Blog

People seem to have issues with success and when someone stands out from the crowd

In Finland we have this thing that you are supposed to dress according to the time and season of the year and NOT to the actual weather. In the summertime it feels like there would be a law that you have to wear shorts and a t-shirt even if it’s fuckin’ freezing outside, which it is most of the summer in Finland… I’m sure you get the my point. Then we come to spring, which again you are supposed to put your winterclothing to storage and start wearing light springclothes that are way to light for the weather, which is cold. As for today it has been around 5 degrees celcius and I have been freezing my ass of so I’m breaking the rules of Finland and I’m still wearing my furcoat, which you are allowed to wear only during the coldest days of the winter when it get to -25 degrees celcius or below and even then it’s way too nice, expensive, flashy, stylish, colorful, powerful, happy, cool, trendy and too show off to wear a furcoat even if it keeps you warm from the cold and if you dear to wear it when it gets “warm” in the spring you become a 100% selfcentered showoff.
I have gotten comments like, isn’t it to warm to wear your furcoat… Well, I’m not going to freeze my ass of just because people have a problem with it and even if we have these unwritten rules in Finland, I’m going to wear my furcoat and stay warm. And if I feel like it I will wear it in the middle of the heat of the summer and it should not be a problem for anyone.

Successful man in furcoat - Screw Them All - Blog

The same comes up when you talk about cars in Finland. You are not supposed to buy a car other then for practial reasons, and even if you do buy a car for practical reasons it has to be the cheapest possible and it cannot be a luxury car.
In my own life when I bought my first new car with my own money that I had earned after I started my business. It had been 4 years since I started and I worked hard and I did not give up and I also had some luck with me. So I decided to buy a nice car as I have liked cars ever since I was little.
I bought a BMW, the blue one, which was expensive, but at that time I could easily afford it. What kind of feedback did I get? People thought I had become a materialistic self centered asshole and only thing that mattered to me was money and my status. Just because I bought a car, yes I was an asshole and bought a car, which is at the end a pile of metal with some tires under it. And because of this I became a materialistic self centered asshole.
Well not everyone thought that, some people saw me as the way I am even if I succeeded. My really good friends wife once a couple of years asked me if I knew what my friend, her husbands says about me. She said that even when I had millions (didn’t have millions in real, but compared to them it felt like millions to them) I was still me, I was the same dude and my success didn’t change me.
This is one of the greatest compliments I have received in my life. I won’t write the names of my friend and his wife because it’s not relevant, but I know they will read this and recognize themselves so I just want to say, thank you <3

Please comment if you feel like you have it in your country where you live too as I would love to hear about other places too! 🙂

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