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 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.
Selection of my work is also represented by Aspen Gallery, New England, US
"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