Maija Astikainen


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, 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