Tiina Törmänen, a Finnish landscape photographer, has travelled the vast wilderness of Arctic Lapland creating an awe-inspiring series of self portraits.
Titled “Wanderer”, the series is Tiina’s attempt to show how tiny we humans are in this world we live in and the universe around it.
The isolated frozen landscapes and the stunning skies, showing the magnificent northern lights and Milky Way, fulfill her goal in the most beautiful way.
Tiina captured these photos in the Käsivarsi wilderness area over a three week period with her tools of trade being a Canon 5D Mark III and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens for most photos.
Before hitting the ground Tiina chose the general locations for her photos using a map and then started working on local contacts.
“Usually I go alone,” Tiina tells DIYP, “but in larger wilderness areas, you need to connect with locals or wilderness guides to know area better. It’s also safety issue especially at winter time and when moving with snowmobile”.
Luckily everything went smoothly and Tiina says the project “kind of came out very easily”.
The talented photographer said she simply wanted to get people to see the beauty of the world, and she has definitely succeeded on her mission.
Adding to her inspirational photos, Tiina concluded our interview with a few motivational words for DIYP readers:
“All of you just need to follow your dreams and work step by step forward somewhere you want to go in your life. Sometimes it feels little bit scary to go somewhere unknown areas in your life. Things won’t happen fast either, you need to work and think in long term”.
You can see more of Tiina’s work on her website or on Facebook.
[via My Modern Met]
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