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

  • Sagres – where Gods meet

    Sagres – where Gods meet

    The fortress of Sagres, Algarve, Portugal and it’s the southern most point of Europe

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  • Spring winter in Norrbotten

    Spring winter in Norrbotten

    Paper mills and snow mobiles. I’m trying to present a more correct image of the north of Sweden which is not only about nature. It’s about the natural resources of Norrbotten and what we do with them.

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  • They’re horses, not ponies

    They’re horses, not ponies

    My meeting with the Icelandic horses during my visit in January and a reflection about using a camera versus using the camera that’s in my phone. Also a bit about the benefits of entering photo contests and the iPhone Photography Awards.

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  • Gran Canaria, you surprised me!

    Gran Canaria, you surprised me!

    My travels along the winding roads in the mountains of Gran Canaria. A bit about landscape photography too and why not a mobile phone is the best option to capture the scenery.

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  • Feeling the warm sun against my skin

    Feeling the warm sun against my skin

    My iPhone photography from my first days in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Sometimes the phone surprise me with what it can do. Like capturing a bird in flight. So use your phone for photos too, at least you have a memory of how you saw the world.

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  • Sámi National Day

    Sámi National Day

    A wish for a Happy Sámi National day, and many more to come. With a photo I took above the arctic circle just after the midnight sun had disappeared for a short while during one of my road trips during one very special summer.

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