Mikko Lagerstedt is a self taught photographer who shoots night photos, his Instagram account showcases his breathtaking images of star studded night skies, spectacular landscape shots and aurora lights!

Mikko usually starts his photography work late at night whilst many of us are in our beds sound asleep, surprisingly his pictures are only 640×640, but they prove to showcase nature’s exceptional beauty. His collection also captures the Milky Way which Mikko says is a lot easier to see in Greece.

I have run into a moose and a deer, it was quite scary and funny at the same time.” He told Aplus. “I also saw a lynx crossing a road. It was one of those moments that make you really appreciate what you do.

He currently resides in Kareva, Finland (30 km to Helsinki) and has only recently started taking photographs in 2008. he says:

My very first inspiration towards photography came to me when I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.

He loves taking atmospheric photos, sadly one of Mikko’s friends past away at the age of 20 which was a driving force which got him to start taking more atmospheric angles. He is entirely self taught but this doesn’t mean his photograph equipment is simple, you can see Lagerstedt’s list of equipment and computer rig in the links below.

More info: mikkolagerstedt.com | Instagram | Facebook | flickr (h/t: aplus)

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