Photography | Mikko Lagerstedt

Expansive, beautiful and bleak, the three words that first come to mind when I first saw one of Mikko’s photographs, Finnish photographer Mikko, only started taking photographs back in 2008, but in a short period of time, gone on to become one of my favourite photographers, capturing a series of dreamlike images, depicting humanity living in an expensive landscape.

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Courtesy of Mikko Largerstedt

His images are simple, yet elegant, almost drained of life, but showing nature in all her beauty, it is almost as if Mikko has found a fine line in which to walk, where he simultaneously creates an image that seems to celebrate the complexity of nature, while also making it appear simple, giving you a very atmospheric image that leaves you in a far off place, wandering around the deserted landscape or rural Finland and the Arctic.

Endless Depths © Mikko Largerstedt

Solitude is big in Mikko’s work, a sense of being alone, just you and the wild, somewhere almost haunting in nature, as if you are seeing the image through fog, or it is a cloudy memory of a dream, this is a wonderful gift that Mikko has, where he can transport you away to a place and time that you have never been to, just by drawing you into the photograph.

Still Standing © Mikko Largerstedt
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Hypnotic © Mikko Largerstedt

If you enjoy atmospheric and haunting imagery, then Mikko’s work is deferentially for you, his way of mixing a dream-like state with the wild is something that is quite hard to pull off, more of Mikko’s work can be found at www.mikkolagerstedt.com or why not follow him on Twitter.

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