Royals - extraordinary everyday people
Catta & Joonas are dear friends of mine and we go way back. The persistent brainwashing has also led them to become my customers. Catta works as an event co-ordinator at Tiketti. She is also a keen blogger under the title Dj Esbobo written in her mother tongue Swedish. Music plays a big part in her life but she has a dark secret - she’s a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. Opinions vary around this scene of flamboyant costumes and pompous chorusses. But Catta enjoys the phenomenon the way I think all should - with humor.
If Catta is fluent in pop then Joonas is a punk! As one of the founders of Turbojugend Espoo
(the fan following of the Norwegian death punk band Turbonegro
) he’s well informed about the dark underbelly of rock. We shot these images at the Turbo Tennis event in Kaisaniemi park where a wonderful mixture of denim, music, sport & fellowship took place. During the days (and quite often nights too) Joonas works as a playout operator at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services. I believe it has got something to do TV.
Catta & Joonas both share the passion for good life
, coffee & music quizzes. Whenever I have a song in my head and can’t remember the artist or if I’m missing some other music trivia - I’m only a phone call away from the answer. (text & photos/Janne Lax)