Catta & Joonas Oras

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)