Steeling against snowstorms and the brutal cold of winter, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) devotes himself to documenting the frozen solitudes of his native Finland. His ethereal images frame vast swaths of land and sea with very little human life, capturing fog lifting at daybreak or the brilliant dance of the auroras.
With an eye for unique light, color, and texture, Lagerstedt’s photos are tinged with magic and mystique. Sunlight filters through a candy-colored atmosphere, icicles clasp to the barren branches of a lone tree, and the night sky appears like a glimmering blanket of stars, softly illuminating the terrain below.
Lagerstedt’s exhibition The Solitude of Nature is on view through January 31 at Kaari in Helsinki, which will move to the Goodman in Hämeenlinna after that. Shop prints on his site, and follow his latest work, including photos from a recent trip to Kuusamo, on Instagram.
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