The story starts—yet again—in a black Volvo.
It’s become a meme now. Or something.
If I’ll write another book, it, too will start in a black Volvo. There’s no way getting around it.
After starting a new day job an international company, I’ve come into contact with dozens different nationalities in the span of last few months.
A nice tidbit I’ve learned since is that it’s amazing how much us Finns talk about weather; it’s ingrained within every discussion had with Finns, ever.
Especially curious is that how much the weather affects our moods; when it’s gloomy, we’re gloomy—but when it’s sunny, we’re a bunch of very happy people!
But when it gets over a certain limit—let’s say over 27 degrees Celsius—many of us stop functioning.
The weather was around 30 degrees Celsius, so dressing in a catsuit was really not an option.
Socks, gloves and a skirt is a great choice, too!
Besides, we’ve got plenty of feedback about using “way too much of catsuits”.
Luckily we’re adding some new latex to our wardrobe. Dresses, gauntlets and socks.
The black Volvo took us to a very common thing in Finland called allotments. If you didn’t know, they are basically small plots of land within a city for some small-scale gardening, with sometimes a tiny cottage on them.
Now of course, because these allotments are private property, we cannot (and wouldn’t) go on them, nor even photograph them revealing the yards, but the walkways surrounding them are public property.
Even though the allotments are kinda tight-knit communities, people didn’t seem to mind—nor care—about a woman wearing latex socks, gloves and a skirt.
It’s a very casual thing, especially when comparing to a catsuit. Nobody stared. Maybe a slight glance.
Scared of wearing latex accessories outdoors?
Don’t be. Be yourself.
“Branch place closed. Will be opened Aug 1st.”
Short gloves are nice, but… what about long gloves?
Time for some change in accessories.
Too bad that these are a bit damaged by sun or something, so the left glove has around 40% of its surface a bit matte, not very shiny.
The following sequence of photos is called “a sequence of photos of Jonna sitting on a bench”.
“Go stand in the kinda half-shadow place so that the sun shines in your eyes kinda.”
And that’s how I direct the models.
The following sequence I call “Jonna walks among some grassy areas, a bit back and forth, too”.
I’m very good at naming photographic sequences.
Disclaimer: I had to result into slight manipulation in two of the field photos. There was an annoying, extremely bright white sign stating that there’s gas lines running underground. I don’t do that usually, but it was very annoying.
I don’t know, there’s just something about latex opera gloves. Something.
They look nice.