Maija Astikainen

Hello!

I’m a photographer based in Helsinki, Finland, but will work anywhere in the world.

I love portraying both humans and animals (and them together) and making travel and lifestyle stories. I enjoy photographing cultivated and wild nature and spend a lot my time outdoors.

In my photos I want to capture delicate moments and feelings. I’m forever inspired by light and its many forms and love to both find it in nature and create it in the studio. 

I studied BA & MA in Photography at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Besides commissioned work, I’m engaged in personal projects dealing with the relationship of human and nature.

Let’s work together! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any project in mind. I’m also very into new challenges.

Selected clients

Aalto University, Bloomberg, Blue Wings Magazine, City of Helsinki, The Financial Times, Flow Festival, Gasum, Hartwall, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki City Museum, If, Image magazine, Kesko, Les Echos Weekend, Mondo magazine, OP, Oikotie, Partioaitta 365 magazine, Teurastamo, Torikorttelit, Trendi magazine, Sibelius Academy, State Treasury of Finland, Suomen Luonto magazine, Svenska Kulturfonden, Ylioppilaslehti magazine