Photos by Maija Haavisto

These photos have been taken with many different cameras, including 4-5 film cameras and 8-9 digital ones (not all of them mine - I used to borrow cameras from my parents and friends). Thus the technical quality of the images varies a lot, from rather poor to excellent. Of course my photography skills have also improved over the years.

The older images are very small while the newer ones are sized 1024x768. If you contact me I can probably provide you with larger versions. You can use these pictures on your website, Facebook or in similar places if you credit me as the photographer. There are videos from some of these events available on my YouTube account.

Note that some of the older photos may be unavailable and/or lack proper descriptions and/or have problems in page layouts for the time being due to being relocated.

Because people often ask for it, here's a list of the equipment I and my husband currently use (most of the photos are mine, but he has also taken some). Most of the photos have EXIF tags, so you can look at the focal length tag to see which lens was used to take a particular photo. (Some of them equipment is only used for e.g. food photography, which hardly ever appears here.)

  • Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi) body
  • Canon EOS 5D body
  • Canon S90
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX flash unit
  • flash remote cable
  • LumiQuest Ultrasoft flash diffuser
  • Kenko 77 mm circular polarizer filter
  • Hoya 58 mm circular polarizer filter
  • Hoya 58 mm IR filter
  • a tripod
  • flash gels

1997

Proggis A theatre project in Helsinki, November 1997. Link page in Finnish. (10)

1998

Irtien kevätkokous 1998 A meeting in Vantaa, 11th April 1998. Gallery in Finnish. (6)
Irtien nörtti-isku 1998 A demonstration in Helsinki, 2nd May 1998. Gallery in Finnish. (7)
Irtien lintsinmiitti 1998 A meeting in Helsinki, 13th June 1998. Gallery in Finnish. (6)
Assembly 1998 A demoparty in Helsinki, 7th-9th August 1998. Gallery in Finnish. (6)
Irtien syyskokous 1998 A meeting in Helsinki, 24th-25th October 1998. Gallery in Finnish. (7)

1999

Nettinite An event held by a TV channel in Helsinki, 7th-8th May 1999. Link page in Finnish. (15)
Merin hippijuhlat A party in Vantaa, June 1999. Directory listing. (5)
Assembly 1999 A demoparty in Helsinki, August 1999. Link page in English. (11)
Irtien syyskokous 1999 A meeting in Helsinki, 9th-10th October 1999. Link page in Finnish. (29)
Getnolifen syyskokous 1999 A meeting in Helsinki, 11th-12th December 1999. Link page in Finnish. (21)

2000

Getnolifen tapahtuma A meeting in Helsinki, 18th-19th February 2000. Link page in Finnish. (11+5)
Bileitä Two parties in Helsinki, 2nd and 8th April 2000. Link page in Finnish. (10+5)
Getnolifen kevätkokous 2000 A meeting in Helsinki, May 2000. Link page in Finnish. (19+4)
Getnolifen lintsinmiitti 2000 A meeting in Helsinki, 8th July 2000. Link page in Finnish. (11)
Assembly 2000 A demoparty in Helsinki, 3rd-6th August 2000. Link page in Finnish. (26)
Getnolifen syyskokous 2000 A meeting in Helsinki, October 2000. Link page in Finnish. (12)

2001

Synttärit A birthday party in Helsinki, April 2001. Directory listing. (6)
#munkka-miitit 1/01 & 2/01 Two IRC meetings in Helsinki, spring 2001. Link page in Finnish. (7+9)
Assembly 2001 A demoparty in Helsinki, August 2001. Link page in Finnish. (21)

2002

Lobotomia 2002 A demoparty in Lahti, June 2002. Link page in English. (29)
Assembly 2002 A demoparty in Helsinki, August 2002. Link page in English. (101)
Demiitti A meeting in Helsinki, 12th October 2002. Directory listing. (10)

2003

Alternative Party IV A demoparty in Helsinki, 10th-12th January 2003. Link page in English. (67)
IRC-galleriamiitti 7 An IRC meeting in Helsinki, 1st February 2003. Directory listing. (26)
Altzone@La-Bas A culture event at Taidehalli in Helsinki, 14th-15th February 2003. Directory listing. (48)
Ei iskua Irakiin A demonstration in Helsinki, 15th February 2003. Directory listing. (15)
Simulaatio 1 A demoparty in Varkaus, 7th-9th March 2003. Link page in English. (57)
Olauksella A party in Helsinki, 5th April 2003. Directory listing. (11)
Breakpoint 2003 A demoparty in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, 18th-21st April 2003. Link page in English. (88)
IceCube A demo/LAN-party in Elimäki, 6th-8th June 2003. Link page in English. (28)
Enter-risteily A cruise to Stockholm, 17th-19th June 2003. Directory listing. (23)
Stream 2003 A demoparty in Pirkkala, 27th-29th June 2003. Link page in English. (62)
Electric forest An open-air forest party in Helsinki, 5th July 2003. Directory listing. (18)
Liquid Elixir An open-air forest party in Vihti, 18th-20th July 2003. Directory listing. (29)
Koneisto A festival for electronic music in Helsinki, 25th-27th July 2003. Directory listing. (32)
Assembly 2003 A demoparty in Helsinki, 7th-10th August 2003. Link page in English. (61)
JuMpPa A technoparty in Helsinki, 13th September 2003. Directory listing. (9)
E10v A technoparty in Helsinki, 1st November 2003. Directory listing. (9+21)
Simulaatio 2 A demoparty in Varkaus, 7th-9th November 2003. Link page in English. (37)

2004

Alternative Party V A demoparty in Helsinki, 9th-11th January 2004. Link page in English. (40)
Suomi-Eurooppa-matkailu A technoparty in Helsinki, 16th January 2004. Directory listing. (6)
Aimai Ronri A technoparty in Helsinki, 11th February 2004. Directory listing. (9)
Tantrance 2131 A technoparty in Helsinki, 21st February 2004. Directory listing. (9)
Gravitaatio A student party in Espoo, 24th February 2004. Directory listing. (8)
Help Elves Groove A technoparty in Helsinki, 27th February 2004. Directory listing. (6)
Sunnuntailaskut An open-air party in Helsinki, 7th March 2004. Directory listing. (18)
Liquid Fields A technoparty in Helsinki, 12th March 2004. Directory listing. (10)
Suunta A technoparty in Helsinki, 16th April 2004. Directory listing. (8)
Santajamit An open-air party in Helsinki, 17th April 2004. Directory listing. (14)
CMX at Nosturi A rock concert in Helsinki, 28th April 2004. Directory listing. (7)
Reclaim The City A street party in Helsinki, 30th April 2004. Directory listing. (14)
Aktiivi Sali A technoparty in Helsinki, 29th May 2004. Directory listing. (7)
Reclaim the Streets A street party in Helsinki, 5th June 2004. Directory listing. (17)
Back to the Basics A forest party in Kirkkonummi, 3rd July 2004. Directory listing. (7)
Konemetsä A forest festival in Marttila, 9th-11th July 2004. Directory listing. (20)
Alternative Stork 2004 A demoparty in Espoo, 16-18th July 2004. Directory listing. (18)
Assembly 2004 A demoparty in Helsinki, 5th-8th August 2004. Link page in English. (30)
Pulsar the Gathering A technoparty in Helsinki, 25th September 2004. Directory listing. (10)
Trip to the Netherlands I A holiday trip, 2nd-7th December 2004. Link page in English. (34)
Entropy UG-UV A technoparty in Helsinki, 31st December 2004. Directory listing. (13)

2005

Alternative Party VI A demoparty in Helsinki, 14th-16th January 2005. Link page in English. (18)
Sunnuntailaskut An open-air party in Helsinki, 6th February 2005. Directory listing. (9)
Fertility Friendship Meeting A technoparty in Vantaa, 11th February 2005. Directory listing. (8)
Reclaim the Streets A street party in Helsinki, 5th June 2005. Directory listing (16).
Enter-risteily 2 A cruise to Stockholm, 8th-10th June 2005. Directory listing. (13)
Simulaatio 3D A demoparty in Varkaus, 10th-12th June 2005. Link page in English. (18)
Konemetsä A forest festival in Marttila, 8th-10th July 2005. Directory listing. (35)
Assembly 2005 A demoparty in Helsinki, 28th-31st July 2005. Link page in English. (30)
Tekijänoikeusmielenosoitus A demonstration in Helsinki, 4th October 2005. Directory listing. (19)
Luokkakokous A class reunion in Helsinki, 10th October 2005. Directory listing. (17)
Winter 2005-2006 Winter scenery in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. 27th November 2005 to 16th March 2006. Link page in English. (22)
Arin synttärit A birthday party in Helsinki, 4th December 2005. Directory listing. (10)
CMX at Tavastia A rock concert in Helsinki, 5th December 2005. Directory listing. (10)
Helsinki DevMEET A DeviantART meeting in Helsinki, 29th December 2005. Directory listing. (15)
New year 2005 Fireworks in Espoo, 31st December 2005. Directory listing. (7)

2006

Afterparty 2006 A mini demoparty in Espoo, 16th January 2006. Link page in English. (15)
Sunnuntailaskut, An open-air party in Helsinki, 26th February 2006. Directory listing. (13)
Think Different A mini demoparty in Espoo, 1st April 2006. Directory listing. (13)
S.U.N. Flower A technoparty in Helsinki, 7th April 2006. Directory listing. (14)
Hollanti II A trip to the Netherlands, 11th-20th April 2006. Link page in English. (64)
EuroMayday 2006 A street party/demonstration in Helsinki, 30th April 2006. Directory listing. (15)
Don't Desert Drylands An open-air party in Helsinki, 4th June 2006. Directory listing. (7)
Reclaim the Streets A street party in Helsinki, 10th June 2006. Directory listing. (32)
Konefestari An open-air party in Helsinki, 17th June 2006. Directory listing. (10)
Konemetsä A forest festival in Marttila, 7th-9th July 2006. Directory listing. (35)
Alternative Stork 2006 A demoparty in Espoo, 28th-30th July 2006. Link page in English. (24)
Assembly 2006 A demoparty in Helsinki, 3rd-6th August 2006. Link page in English. (48)
Helsinki DevMEET A DeviantART meeting in Helsinki, 5th August 2006. Directory listing. (20)
Full Moon party A technoparty/birthday party in Pukkila, 9th September 2006. Directory listing. (9)

2007

Icons 2007 A demoparty in Helsinki, 16th-18th February 2007. Link page in English. (26)
Sunnuntailaskut An open-air party in Helsinki, 18th February 2007. Directory listing. (17)
Getnopuutarhakutsut A meeting and release party for my book in Helsinki, 29th May 2007. Directory listing. (12)
Juno Reactor at Nosturi A concert/technoparty in Helsinki, 2nd June 2007. Directory listing. (21)
Pupillin ulkoilmasoittelut An open-air party in Helsinki, 16th June 2007. Directory listing. (28)
Reclaim the Streets I A street party/demonstration in Helsinki, 29th June 2007. Directory listing. (28)
Helsinki Pride A gay pride in Helsinki, 30th June 2007. Directory listing. (43)
Hollanti III A trip to the Netherlands, 16th-27th July 2007. Link page in English (74)
Assembly 2007 A demoparty in Helsinki, 2nd-5th August 2007. Link page in English. (14)
Beach party A "beach party" at the roof of a squat in Helsinki, 13th August 2007. Directory listing. (12)
Reclaim the Streets II A street party in Helsinki, 26th August 2007. Directory listing. (22)
Eco Trance Plant Mystery A technoparty in a yoga school in Helsinki, 29th September 2007. Photo gallery. (6)
Alternative Party 2007 A demoparty in Helsinki, 2nd-4th November 2007. Directory listing. (29)

2008

Free Susanne Eriksson A demonstration in Helsinki, 4th February 2008. Directory listing. (5)
Sensuurimiekkari A demonstration in Helsinki, 5th March 2008. Directory listing. (13)
Reclaim the city A street party/demonstration in Helsinki, 11th April 2008. Directory listing. (10)
EuroMayday 2008 A street party/demonstration in Helsinki, 30th April 2008. Directory listing. (17)
Icons 2008 A demoparty in Helsinki, 6th-8th June 2008. Link page in English. (23)
Helsinki Pride A gay pride in Helsinki, 28th June 2008. Directory listing. (38)
Assembly 08 A demoparty in Helsinki, 31st July-3rd August 2008. Link page in English. (22)
Antin ja Jennin häät A wedding in Helsinki, 16th August 2008. Link page in Finnish. (32)
Taiteiden yö Night of the Arts in Helsinki, 22nd August 2008. Link page in English. (23)
Konefestari An open-air party in Helsinki, 23rd August 2008. Directory listing. (14)
Alternative Party 2008 A demoparty in Helsinki, 24th-26th October 2008. Link page in English. (60)
Arin synttärit A birthday party in Helsinki, 29th November 2008. Directory listing. (17)

2009

Helsinki Twestival A Twitter meeting in Helsinki, 12th February 2009. Link page in English. (11)
#protu-miitti An IRC meeting in Helsinki, 9th May 2009. Link page in Finnish. (11)
Seurasaari Tweetup A Twitter meeting in Helsinki, 16th May 2009. Link page in Finnish. (15)
Reclaim the Streets A street party in Helsinki, 13th June 2009. Directory listing. (35)
Sambakarnevaali A samba parade in Helsinki, 13th June 2009. Directory listing. (51)
Hollanti IV A trip to the Netherlands, 23rd July-4th August 2009. Link page in English. (98)
Assembly 09 A demoparty in Helsinki, 6th-9th August 2009. Link page in English. (26)
#protu-miitti An IRC meeting in Helsinki, 19th September 2009. Link page in Finnish. (5)
Demokratian hautajaiset/The funeral of democracy, A demonstration in Helsinki, 24th September 2009. Link page in English. (14)
Porkkanamafian gourmetbrunssi, A free vegetarian gourmet brunch in Helsinki, 27th September 2009. Link page in English. (9)
Alternative Party 2009 A demoparty in Helsinki, 23rd-25th October 2009. Link page in English. (41)

2010

Helsinki Twestival A Twitter meeting in Helsinki, 25th March 2010. Link page in English. (11)
Glasgow LDN conference A medical conference in Glasgow, 24th April 2010. Link page in English. (16)
Scotland A trip to Glasgow and Aberdeen, 22nd-26th April 2010. Link page in English. (15)
SoMeTime 2010 A social media meeting/conference/seminar in Espoo, 22nd May 2010. Link page in Finnish.
Helsinki Pride A gay pride in Helsinki, 3rd July 2010. Link page in English. (38)
Arin ja Tinan häät A wedding in Helsinki, 10th July 2010. Link page in Finnish. (41)
Boozembly 2010 A tailgate party in Helsinki, 6th August 2010. Link page in English. (13)
Rytmikaravaani An outdoor party in Helsinki, 7th August 2010. Link page in English. (22)
Our wedding A wedding in Helsinki, 19th & 21st August 2010. Link page in English. (31 + 2 videos)
Life in the Netherlands Our daily life in Amsterdam (and nearby areas), 8th September 2010-present. Link page in English. (64)
Het Grootste Sneeuwballengevecht van Nederland A snowball fight in Amsterdam, 14th October. Link page in English. (10)
Birmingham LDN conference A medical conference in Birmingham (.uk), 23rd October 2010. Link page in English. (15)
NaNoWriMo meetings Writer meetings in Amsterdam, 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th of November 2010. Directory listing. (12)

2011

Life in the Netherlands Our daily life in Amsterdam (and elsewhere in the Netherlands), 26th January 2011-present. Link page in English. (87)
Free Egypt demonstration A demonstration in Amsterdam, 5th February 2011. Link page in English. (9)
Sencity Den Bosch A technoparty/concert in 's Hertogenbosch, 2nd April 2011. Link page in English. (14)
Vaisakhi A religious procession in Amsterdam, 17th April 2011. Link page in English. (8)
Queen's day A carnival in Amsterdam, 30th April 2011. Link page in English. (24)
Elsenhove farm A farm in Amstelveen, 7th May 2011. Link page in English. (14)
Outline 2011 A demoparty in Eersel, 3rd-5th June 2011. Link page in English. (33)
Solstice A festival in Amsterdam, 18th-19th June 2011. Link page in English. (30 + 1 video)
Bigi Spikri A parade in Amsterdam, 1st July 2011. Directory listing. (23)
Trammeland An outdoor techno party in Amsterdam, 3rd July 2011. Directory listing. (14)
All is One A festival in Amsterdam, 17th July 2011. Link page in English. (11 + 1 video)
Trip to Finland A holiday trip (Hauho, Helsinki), 1st-11th August 2011. Link page in English. (15 + 1 video)
Slutwalk Helsinki A demonstration in Helsinki, 6th August 2011. Link page in English. (29)
Reclaim the Streets A street party in Helsinki, 7th August 2011. Link page in English. (17)

2012

Life in the Netherlands Our daily life in Amsterdam (and elsewhere in the Netherlands), 1st January 2012-present. Link page in English. (30)
Trip to Maastricht A holiday trip, 13th-14th May 2012. Link page in English. (12)
Floriade A garden fair/world expo in Venlo, 14th May 2012. Link page in English. (28)
Solstice A festival in Amsterdam, 16th-17th June 2012. Link page in English. (16 + 1 video)
Antwerp A holiday trip, 12th-13th August 2012. Link page in English. (10)
Berlin A holiday trip, 19th-24th August 2012. Link page in English. (11)

2013

#protun miitti An IRC meeting in Helsinki, 27th January 2013. Link page in Finnish (9 + 1 video)
Jutan ja Kimmon häät A wedding in Vantaa, 2nd February 2013. Link page in Finnish. (19)
Life in the Netherlands Our daily life in Amsterdam (and elsewhere in the Netherlands), 1st January 2013-present. Link page in English. (68)
Bloemencorso A flower parade in Hillegom, 20th April 2013. Link page in English (18)
Keukenhof A garden in Lisse, 22nd April 2013. Link page in English (15)
Aino Roosan ylioppilasjuhlat A graduation party in Helsinki, 1st June 2013. Link page in Finnish. (51)
Orchideeënhoeve A tropical garden in Luttelgeest, 12th July 2013. Link page in Finnish. (25)
Scotland A trip to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, 12th-16th August 2013. Link page in English. (50)
Alternative Party 2013 a demoparty in Helsinki, 18th-20th October 2013. Link page in English. (30)
#protun syysmiitti An IRC meeting in Helsinki 12th-16th August 2013. Link page in English. (6)

Flickr

Artistic and journalistic photos (e.g. nature and food photography as well as some event photos which aren't included here) can also be found at me and my husband's joint Flickr account.