Maija Astikainen


I’m a photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. I’d love to work with you!

I’m good at portraying both humans and animals (and them together) and making travel and lifestyle stories – also writing them. I spend a lot my time outdoors and enjoy photographing gardens and wild nature.

In my photos I want to capture delicate moments and feelings. I’m inspired by light in 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 power relations between human and nature.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any project in mind. I’m also very into new challenges, let’s create some magic together!

Selected clients

Aalto University, Bloomberg, City of Helsinki, The Financial Times, Flow Festival, The Guardian, Gummerus, Haaga-Helia, Hartwall, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki City Museum, If, Image, Kela, Kesko, Kone Foundation, Konfekt Magazine, Les Echos Weekend, Mondo, Oikotie, OP, Orion, Partioaitta 365, Teurastamo, Torikorttelit, Trendi, Sibelius Academy, SKR, State Treasury of Finland, Suomen Luonto, Svenska Kulturfonden, Viini, Wallpaper, Ylioppilaslehti