The beauty of this world have always saved me
I’m a photographer 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
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.
Winter at the Arctic Circle
A short “Hello” from me about my recent travels to Iceland and New York, but mostly about how life is up in the north of Sweden in the wintertime, especially Kalix where I’m based. And what you can do up here during the winter.
Sony World Photography Awards
My view about entering photography awards, this time it was the Sony World Photography Awards. And is it really possible to compete in photography. Also, what does I as a photographer learn from entering photo contests.
It’s the same moon
Another photo I’ve submitted to a photo contest, this time it’s LensCultures Art Awards. And some reflections on what photos, the moon and the sea mean to me. Furthermore, what photo editing does to me and how I can transport myself back to the moment I took the photo just by editing, or looking at…
Once again a photo that I submitted to a photo contest got noticed and will be featured in a calendar for World Meteorological Organization.
Reindeer at midday
I did a road trip to the place I grew up in, Övertorneå in Swedish Tornedalen close to the Arctic Circle and Tornea River, where I met some reindeer. I’m doing a short summary of the culture, history and activities you can do all year round in these parts of the world.