Surfer and couple next to the ruins in Ericeira, World Surf Reserve, Portugal

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I’m a photographer and project manager from the north of Sweden. I’ve been nominated by IPA and gotten an honourable mention by WMO. I’ve a background in marketing, studied for an MBA in International business in New York and worked as a project manager for UngdomsBarometern. And, had my own market research company.

Now, I’m travelling the world taking photos.

Get in touch for photography work, marketing, collaborations or if you’d like to buy a print of my photos!

“For us, it feels incredibly fun to have the opportunity to buy photographs from such an experienced and professional photographer as Helena Mettavainio. Helena not only captures the sport itself, but also the joy, speed and emotion in the images.”

Cornelia, Sports Coordinator, SweRolling

Latest posts

  • Things to do in Lovina, North Bali

    Things to do in Lovina, North Bali

    And my contribution to Life Framers contest – Humans of the World I enjoy visiting temples, but what are temples without people. There has to be someone who keeps the temple grounds clean and also, temples, especially in Bali, are very lively. There are local communities celebrating different holidays and showing respect to the deities.…

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  • Singapore


    What I was up to on my recent visit to Singapore, views ot the city from Marina Bay Sands observation deck and my visit to The Botanical Gardens. Also, some photography tips.

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  • Green is a calming color

    Green is a calming color

    The calming effect of the color green and my apple tree that grows, and bears fruit, up in the north of Sweden close to The Arctic Circle.

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  • Bubbles


    A short reflection of my life at the moment. Illustrated with a photo I took while visiting Bali at the end of the Covid pandemic. When I was swimming with my camera in an amazing pool in Ubud.

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  • Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

    Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

    My recent trip to Sagres, Algarve, Portugal and what I was up to and why I love Sagres – Where Gods Meet – so much. Surfing, swimming, dramatic views, and of course, cats.

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