Artist Feature - Mirja Paljakka Jan 27 2015

Meet the artists

Our artist feature today is one of amazing photographers, Mirja Paljakka! Mirja's soft but sophisticated approach is accentuated by her creative use of colour and tone in her photographs. Her subjects range from beautiful florals to landscapes and macro and each is given it's own unique look through Mirja's excellent technical skills. See more of her photography at her online portfolio!

I am a Finnish fine art photographer living and working in a small countryside town called Ylojarvi. Photography to me is like playing as a child! Everyday is an adventure. It is my biggest passion and one reason for that is my father whose hobby it was even before I was born and that’s quite a long time ago!

When I’m taking photos there are no ages or years, my heart will be year after year, younger and I´m sure I’ll photograph even more when I’m older.

I’m an addict of natural light and my camera is like my third eye. With it I try to catch vivid lights and glorious colours from my various subjects.

I find it very interesting to look at a little more closer and to see the textures and details you might normally miss. Flowers, gardens, blossoming trees, ice, man-made materials and of course my family inspires and fascinates me a lot. I try to capture all of this in my photographic work.

For me photography is an ongoing passionate and creative journey that always manages to teach me something I thought I already knew.

My motto is “life needs more colour, joyful smiles and touch!”

That’s why I find art licensing an exceedingly interesting field for my photos. I love seeing my images on objects people use in their daily lives.

I love also digital retouching and for the last two years I’ve been teaching children and teenagers in this field.