Mikko Lagerstedt Pictures Majestic Trees in Finnish Landscapes

This Finnish artist captures the emotion of places through photography and spectacular sceneries that inspires him.

By: THURSD. | 22-03-2023 | 3 min read
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Mikko Lagerstedt has caught the tranquil beauty of his native country Finland once again in a current series based on trees. This comes to show the power and magic found in landscape photography and how such images can create an impact on the human eye.

Mikko Lagerstedt Captures the Beauty of Finnish Landscapes

The photographer definitely has a keen eye to photograph some of the best landscapes not only in Finland but around the world. In a current series focused on trees, Mikko Lagerstedt has once again caught the serene beauty of his native Finland and the results are striking, leaving many devoted photographer fans in complete surprise.


Mikko Lagerstedt captures the beauty of Finnish landscapes


Twisted trunks and spread branches are set against ethereal skies, fresh snow, and solitary areas of nature. The photos, which were taken all throughout Finland, from southern Finland to Lapland, attest to perseverance and beauty.


Mikko Lagerstedt photographs mix of colors in snow


The Inspiration Behind Photographing This Dreamy Spot

When traveling to a relative's cabin, Lagerstedt first became inspired to photograph these surreal scenes. He frequently captures nature in his photographs with little to no sunshine, which lends the scenes a sense of serenity and tranquility. The photos in the 't r e e s' series were modified in Photoshop and Lightroom between 2018 and 2019.


Trees in spectacular shot in Finland by Mikko Lagerstedt


Lagerstedt shared with the world that he wants to make people appreciate the never-ending beauty of trees with his photographs. While trees are all around us in splendor, he mentions how we hardly ever see them in our daily lives. They share a lot of tales with the human world about life and the battle to endure under difficult circumstances.


Shadow of trees captured by Mikko Lagerstedt


Mikko’s Backhand Story on How He Started in the Photography World

Mikko Lagerstedt is a Southern Finland-based landscape photographer. He has always been captivated by art, paintings, and the ability to create something from nothing. His photography has a simple, dreamlike aesthetic and hundreds of viewers really enjoy his photographic art.

Through his photography, Mikko hopes to reconnect you with nature, take you to a timeless, serene, and beautiful world, and evoke in you a sense of what it means to be alive and to be a human. The person who most inspired him as he was growing up was his grandmother, who has created stunning paintings and sketches all of her life.


Deep contrast photography of Finnish landscape


Mikko couldn't fathom how her grandma or anybody else produced such exquisite works of art. Of course, as a little child, the now-renowned photographer attempted to create drawings and paintings. Yet, he never dedicated enough time to learning until photography found him. During the past fifteen years that Lagerstedt has been taking pictures, he has always done it for himself and kept on pursuing his real passion.

When he was a kid he also remembers playing outside as his favorite activity. Regardless of the weather, Mikko frequently spent his free time outdoors with friends and siblings, making this the turning point for when his love for the outdoors started.


Sunrise and trees shot by Mikko Lagerstedt


About Mikko Lagerstedt

Finland-born Mikko Lagerstedt is a talented landscape photographer. Mikko's goal is to convey the natural emotions that a place has by taking visually and emotionally compelling images. He recognized early on that a photograph might be found in seemingly unremarkable situations.

Mikko wants to use his atmospheric vision to inspire people by capturing fleeting moments and simple landscapes. His photographs have appeared on the covers of books, periodicals, and advertising all around the world, including the Masters of Landscape Photography book. Mikko started taking pictures in 2008, and as a result of his efforts, he now has over 1.7 million followers on social media.

What makes his pictures so special? If you don't see Mikko Lagerstedt's work you'll never find out!



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