My name is Mikko Lagerstedt; I'm a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland. I love to capture night, and atmospheric photography and I enjoy capturing simplistic Finnish landscapes.
My very first inspiration towards photography came to me when I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.
My photography journey first started in December 2008 and from the first moments; I fell in love with it. I like to create visually, and emotionally captivating pictures and my goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph.
"Mikko Lagerstedt's images do all the talking. No, scrap that. They scream and shout brilliance."
- Digital SLR Photography Magazine
"Utterly captivating, the images are full of imagination that endeavors to relay a sense of magic after dark."
- Meghan Young, Trend Hunter
"By finding his unique vision, Mikko has managed to create a portfolio of beautiful and atmospheric images that have captured the imagination of others."
- Debbie Allen, Amateur Photographer Magazine
"..a photographer whose work pushes the boundaries of our profession to create
images that are emotional, edgy, original, and most of all capture a unique moment in time."
- Lauri Laukkanen, SLR Lounge