My wife Anne recently visited London. She went on a Sunday stroll with our newborn granddaughter and her “big sister” Jerry, a Springer Spaniel, to Hampstead Heath. She said it felt as if the whole lot of London was there, most of them with their children and dogs. Hampstead Heath is a large, ancient London park, which is also one of the highest points in the city. A beautiful, wonderfully preserved paradise which quiets the often chaotic bustle of London.
When walking down one of the paths Anne remembered an image I took a couple of decades ago in that very spot, for a series we called "Three Day Walk." With the series we wanted to pay tribute to London, our onetime home. We walked from Bromley in the south, to Highgate in the north, over the course of three days while shooting the Spring's bloom in black and white. After we returned to Finland Anne turned the photos into a book.
“The book grew out of our longing to re-experience and cherish the excitement, cultural pluralism, and unmistakable English tradition, which flows through the all of London. We were lucky enough to live inside of it for some years, and it will stay with us, and within these photos forever”.