The Fiddler by Tainia Finlay

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with extraordinary artist, musician & fellow bubbler DilettantO in Western Australia. It was rather intriguing photographing someone while they played beautiful toe tapping music! A truly memorable afternoon.

The instrument was designed and made by a wonderful guy in Finland called Olavi Linden, and is based on the same principle as a Strohviol, except that the horn his uses is not made of aluminium or brass, but kevlar. As well as being both a luthier and violinist, he is also an award winning industrial designer for Fiskars. There is no name for the instrument but DilettantO likes to call his a ‘Lindenstroh’ and the maker hasn’t complained about that!

The one DilettantO has is the one he (Olavi) originally made for himself, so he feels very honoured to own it.

It is tuned in standard fiddle tuning which is GDAE
Olavi has also designed and made violas and cellos using this design principle and a quartet exists in Finland that plays his instruments exclusively.

nemesisguy’s music on YT

Thank you as always for looking :)

Canon EOS 7D
Canon 28-135mm lens
Post edited CS3

I have always been involved in photography and have worked as a professional for twenty years, moving to Australia from the UK eleven years ago.

Please visit my website Tainia Finlay Photography

All my works can be bought there and I am available for commissions within Australia.

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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much Lorilee :)

    – Tainia Finlay

  • shadyuk
    shadyukalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic Collage Tai !
    My PC was down ! Sorry I couldn’t get online !

  • Thanks so much Dorothy!

    I thought you must have been having PC probs! Hope all is sorted now, good to see you back on RB xx

    – Tainia Finlay

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully composed !! it has a feel of the old masters painting xx

  • Thanks heaps Trudi, I think our musician will be delighted with your comments! I certainly am :) xx

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...almost 5 years ago

    Interesting Development
    Great Job in the Journalism and on the Collage Tai

  • Hi Jase! Hope all is good with you, havent seen you for a while! Thanks for your kind comments :)

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow Tainia!!…Absolutely brilliant!!!… :-))

  • Thanks so much Sue, delighted you think so! :)

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    excellent Tai!!

  • Thanks heaps Jen! :)

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 5 years ago

    This is just stunning, “O” & I have been great friends from the 1st day he joined RB, a very interesting man.

  • Thank you for your kind comments Warren. Yes you are spot on about our friend ‘O’ !! He is indeed a very interesting person, very kind too, letting me poke the camera at him :))

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool music!! Love how you’ve made a beautiful collage-style shot to present our RB’er! Well done!

  • Isn’t his music awesome Wendi!!

    Thanks for your kind supportive comments :))

    – Tainia Finlay

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Disability and Beauty group.

  • Thank you SO much for the honour Chris!!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature!!!

  • Thank you everso much Cee, I’m delighted!! :)

    – Tainia Finlay

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