Category Archives: Photography

Downstairs

Hi all! Here’s another mixed media piece. It’s made using pens, coloured pencils and sand. -Micke

Downstairs

Hi all! Here’s another mixed media piece. It’s made using pens, coloured pencils and sand. -Micke

The Sinkhole

Hi all! Back to work from my summer vacation. We went to Menorca Island in Spain this year. Had some fun with pens again and made a few drawings that I embedded in sand to make simple illusion pictures. Here’s

The Sinkhole

Hi all! Back to work from my summer vacation. We went to Menorca Island in Spain this year. Had some fun with pens again and made a few drawings that I embedded in sand to make simple illusion pictures. Here’s

Pebble Skull Two

Hi all! Back to work again after a few weeks of summer holidays. Haven’t gotten back to the “drawing board” yet but here’s something I made during a trip to Santorini, Greece. There are cool black sand beaches on the

Pebble Skull Two

Hi all! Back to work again after a few weeks of summer holidays. Haven’t gotten back to the “drawing board” yet but here’s something I made during a trip to Santorini, Greece. There are cool black sand beaches on the

Photography: Abandoned Villas

Hi all! We visited Kruunuvuori in East Helsinki a few weeks back. It is a perfect looking area containing villas dating back to the 19th century. The thing is, that these luxurious buildings have been left to rot on purpose

Photography: Abandoned Villas

Hi all! We visited Kruunuvuori in East Helsinki a few weeks back. It is a perfect looking area containing villas dating back to the 19th century. The thing is, that these luxurious buildings have been left to rot on purpose

Awesome Australia!

Hi all! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, we went on a three week trip to Australia. It took me a while to go through all the pics since there are LOTS of them. Our trip included

Awesome Australia!

Hi all! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, we went on a three week trip to Australia. It took me a while to go through all the pics since there are LOTS of them. Our trip included

LEGO Skull

Hi all! Decided to try out something different this time. One of my older sketches found a new life through this LEGO art. The LEGO’s used in this skull date back to the 80’s when I was a kid –

LEGO Skull

Hi all! Decided to try out something different this time. One of my older sketches found a new life through this LEGO art. The LEGO’s used in this skull date back to the 80’s when I was a kid –

Memories 2014

Hi! Happy New Year folks! Here’s a collection of photos showing what happened in my life during the year 2014. They are not in chronological order but I added a small caption to give a sense of what goes on

Memories 2014

Hi! Happy New Year folks! Here’s a collection of photos showing what happened in my life during the year 2014. They are not in chronological order but I added a small caption to give a sense of what goes on

Featuring on Monde Mosaic!

Hi all! My work is featuring on Monde Mosaic’s blog! Monde Mosaic is a melting pot for artists, illustrators and photographers. They are active in promoting the work of rising artists from around the world. I was really happy that they

Featuring on Monde Mosaic!

Hi all! My work is featuring on Monde Mosaic’s blog! Monde Mosaic is a melting pot for artists, illustrators and photographers. They are active in promoting the work of rising artists from around the world. I was really happy that they

Tabulaland Pop-Up Exhibition

Hi everyone! I went to an art exhibition opening this week. It was organized by Tabulaland, a Finnish online art store and artist collective. I am really happy that these kind of collectives are emerging because they can help rising

Tabulaland Pop-Up Exhibition

Hi everyone! I went to an art exhibition opening this week. It was organized by Tabulaland, a Finnish online art store and artist collective. I am really happy that these kind of collectives are emerging because they can help rising

Stickerbomb Skulls Book

Hi! I finally have copies of the new Stickerbomb Skulls book! Unwrapping it was a really exciting moment. I just couldn’t wait to see what kind of skull art other artists around the world had come up with. And of

Stickerbomb Skulls Book

Hi! I finally have copies of the new Stickerbomb Skulls book! Unwrapping it was a really exciting moment. I just couldn’t wait to see what kind of skull art other artists around the world had come up with. And of

Featuring in Soi Magazine!

Hi! I was asked to do an interview for SRK’s Soi Magazine that is published online. SRK Media has a book series called “Stickerbomb” that has been sold in book stores and gift shops around the world. That’s not all.. my

Featuring in Soi Magazine!

Hi! I was asked to do an interview for SRK’s Soi Magazine that is published online. SRK Media has a book series called “Stickerbomb” that has been sold in book stores and gift shops around the world. That’s not all.. my

“Double Exposure” Pics

Hi! I went through some pictures on my computer and came up with an idea to combine two simple pictures with each other. I used Photoshop to make a kind of “double exposure” effect. So these are not actual double

“Double Exposure” Pics

Hi! I went through some pictures on my computer and came up with an idea to combine two simple pictures with each other. I used Photoshop to make a kind of “double exposure” effect. So these are not actual double

Inspiring Barcelona!

Hola! Last week we visited Barcelona and I can say that it is truly an inspiring city! During our “mini-vacation” we got to see a lot of architecture, museums and other nice parts of the city. We also got to

Inspiring Barcelona!

Hola! Last week we visited Barcelona and I can say that it is truly an inspiring city! During our “mini-vacation” we got to see a lot of architecture, museums and other nice parts of the city. We also got to

Memories from 2013

Happy New Year! I want to share some small moments from the year 2013 in form of a photo gallery (with a small caption in each photo). They are in a somewhat chronological order. :)

Memories from 2013

Happy New Year! I want to share some small moments from the year 2013 in form of a photo gallery (with a small caption in each photo). They are in a somewhat chronological order. :)

Giant Snow Globe

Spotted this cool giant snow globe in London last week.. There was something photogenic about it so I decided to share it with you. :) There’s a few other pics from the trip at the bottom also. -M

Giant Snow Globe

Spotted this cool giant snow globe in London last week.. There was something photogenic about it so I decided to share it with you. :) There’s a few other pics from the trip at the bottom also. -M

Mickey in London (on location)

Hi! Mickey has made his way to London this time. This is among the most typical tourist photos to be taken from here, but anyway, here he is once again. :) -M

Mickey in London (on location)

Hi! Mickey has made his way to London this time. This is among the most typical tourist photos to be taken from here, but anyway, here he is once again. :) -M

Autumn Advancing

Autumn is rushing on here in Finland and changing our nature as it prepares for winter. It’s both a colourful and grey time of year. Let these pictures be a small portrayal of that.. :) I took two photos in

Autumn Advancing

Autumn is rushing on here in Finland and changing our nature as it prepares for winter. It’s both a colourful and grey time of year. Let these pictures be a small portrayal of that.. :) I took two photos in

Spotted: Posters out!

My [di:unru:] poster “in action” at Bar Loose, Helsinki. :)

Spotted: Posters out!

My [di:unru:] poster “in action” at Bar Loose, Helsinki. :)

Travel photos: Thassos Island

Hi! Here’s a set of photos from our two week trip to Thassos, Greece, in July 2013. These are an addition to the underwater photos I posted at some point earlier. :) -M

Travel photos: Thassos Island

Hi! Here’s a set of photos from our two week trip to Thassos, Greece, in July 2013. These are an addition to the underwater photos I posted at some point earlier. :) -M

Slovakia Road Trip (few more photos)

Hi! Here’s a few more photos from our road trip in Slovakia this week. These are picked from shots taken with a Canon DSLR. :) -Micke

Slovakia Road Trip (few more photos)

Hi! Here’s a few more photos from our road trip in Slovakia this week. These are picked from shots taken with a Canon DSLR. :) -Micke

Slovakia Road Trip (on location)

Wow, what a road trip! We came to Slovakia through Vienna on tuesday this week. We came here to visit a friend of mine and to get to know the country a bit. On the first day we strolled around

Slovakia Road Trip (on location)

Wow, what a road trip! We came to Slovakia through Vienna on tuesday this week. We came here to visit a friend of mine and to get to know the country a bit. On the first day we strolled around

Greece: Underwater Wonders

Aqua! Here’s a set of underwater images plus some screenshots from videos. I took these in Thassos, Greece this summer with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. I’m really happy with the image quality the camera provides. :) If you like

Greece: Underwater Wonders

Aqua! Here’s a set of underwater images plus some screenshots from videos. I took these in Thassos, Greece this summer with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. I’m really happy with the image quality the camera provides. :) If you like

Mickey on Holiday 2

Hi all! It’s time to get oriented for work again after a really nice holiday. A lot of nice stuff happened during the three weeks and I will be sharing some more pics in the near future.. Especially the underwater

Mickey on Holiday 2

Hi all! It’s time to get oriented for work again after a really nice holiday. A lot of nice stuff happened during the three weeks and I will be sharing some more pics in the near future.. Especially the underwater

Close Encounter: Gecko

I photographed this gecko in Greece 2013 (just last week, actually). The picture was shot at night when most geckos come out of their daily hiding places and cling to walls and ceilings and wait for small insects to pass

Close Encounter: Gecko

I photographed this gecko in Greece 2013 (just last week, actually). The picture was shot at night when most geckos come out of their daily hiding places and cling to walls and ceilings and wait for small insects to pass

Last day on Thasos (on location)

Hi again! This is the last day we’ll be staying on the beautiful island of Thasos (or Thassos). It’s been a totally perfect holiday. Mainly just chilling out and enjoying the Greek atmosphere, beautiful nature (above and under water) and

Last day on Thasos (on location)

Hi again! This is the last day we’ll be staying on the beautiful island of Thasos (or Thassos). It’s been a totally perfect holiday. Mainly just chilling out and enjoying the Greek atmosphere, beautiful nature (above and under water) and

Pebble Skull

I got this idea today after spotting a lot of white pebbles on the beach here on Thasos. The colour white = Skull (of course). ;) This one is far from what I usually post but anyway… To continue the

Pebble Skull

I got this idea today after spotting a lot of white pebbles on the beach here on Thasos. The colour white = Skull (of course). ;) This one is far from what I usually post but anyway… To continue the

Thasos, Greece “snapshots” (On location)

Greetings from Thasos, Greece! We’ve been here for more than a week now and have had a really nice time getting to know the place. Since I have my laptop with me and there’s Wifi available, I decided to put

Thasos, Greece “snapshots” (On location)

Greetings from Thasos, Greece! We’ve been here for more than a week now and have had a really nice time getting to know the place. Since I have my laptop with me and there’s Wifi available, I decided to put

Still Life

Photographed in Finland 2012. This is a small lake near where I live and had to stop for some photos. Photoshop used only for cropping and some colour correction. :)

Still Life

Photographed in Finland 2012. This is a small lake near where I live and had to stop for some photos. Photoshop used only for cropping and some colour correction. :)

Traditional vs. Digital

Hi! As a designer it is crucial to know where your print designs end after twisting and turning the layouts on your screen. Selecting the right paper, printing method and finishing touches (for ex. embossing, lacquers or foiling) makes all

Traditional vs. Digital

Hi! As a designer it is crucial to know where your print designs end after twisting and turning the layouts on your screen. Selecting the right paper, printing method and finishing touches (for ex. embossing, lacquers or foiling) makes all

Groomin’

Photographed in Reykjavik 2013. Spotted some swans doing their daily business. :)

Groomin’

Photographed in Reykjavik 2013. Spotted some swans doing their daily business. :)

Waking Up

Spring is well on it’s way and the forest floor is starting to show some life after a long winter in Finland. Photographed these on the way to work this morning. One of the advantages of going by bike. :)

Waking Up

Spring is well on it’s way and the forest floor is starting to show some life after a long winter in Finland. Photographed these on the way to work this morning. One of the advantages of going by bike. :)

Misty Harbour

These two photos were taken in Helsinki, April 2013.

Misty Harbour

These two photos were taken in Helsinki, April 2013.

Amazing Iceland: Elements

This is the last gallery in the “Amazing Iceland” series. I call it “Elements” because In Iceland different elements such as water, rock, volcanic dust and ice meet in very graphic ways which are a joy to photograph. There are

Amazing Iceland: Elements

This is the last gallery in the “Amazing Iceland” series. I call it “Elements” because In Iceland different elements such as water, rock, volcanic dust and ice meet in very graphic ways which are a joy to photograph. There are

Amazing Iceland: Architecture

Here is a set to continue the “Amazing Iceland”. This one focuses on the architecture I documented during the trip in Reykjavik and the countryside. There are photos of the most beautiful music house, the “Harpa” as well as photos

Amazing Iceland: Architecture

Here is a set to continue the “Amazing Iceland”. This one focuses on the architecture I documented during the trip in Reykjavik and the countryside. There are photos of the most beautiful music house, the “Harpa” as well as photos

Amazing Iceland: Landscapes

Here are a few landscape photos from our trip to Iceland in March 2013. The island is a real jewel for any photographer. This is the first set of pictures, there will be more in the near future. :)

Amazing Iceland: Landscapes

Here are a few landscape photos from our trip to Iceland in March 2013. The island is a real jewel for any photographer. This is the first set of pictures, there will be more in the near future. :)

Blue Sky, Blue Lagoon (on location)

Iceland update.. :) Yesterday we went to the main attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon. It was worth it’s name! This photo was taken outside the main lagoon area (aka the non-commercial part). We did go to the main lagoon

Blue Sky, Blue Lagoon (on location)

Iceland update.. :) Yesterday we went to the main attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon. It was worth it’s name! This photo was taken outside the main lagoon area (aka the non-commercial part). We did go to the main lagoon

Southern Iceland Waterfalls (on location)

Iceland update.. :) These photos were taken yesterday on the south coast of Iceland. Had a great tour there and took heaps of pictures. These are a few from my phone just to show what the scenery looks like down

Southern Iceland Waterfalls (on location)

Iceland update.. :) These photos were taken yesterday on the south coast of Iceland. Had a great tour there and took heaps of pictures. These are a few from my phone just to show what the scenery looks like down

Reykjavik snapshots

These are a few shots taken today (again with my phone) while wandering around in Reykjavik, Iceland. I also updated the pictures on the last post, they seemed to have dropped off. :) The first one is from inside of

Reykjavik snapshots

These are a few shots taken today (again with my phone) while wandering around in Reykjavik, Iceland. I also updated the pictures on the last post, they seemed to have dropped off. :) The first one is from inside of

Iceland (sneak peek)

Greetings from Iceland! I’m writing this from a hotel room in Reykjavik where we just arrived yesterday. This country’s landscapes are amazing! Though it’s pretty cold, the scenery here is warming at least my shutter finger. :) These are a

Iceland (sneak peek)

Greetings from Iceland! I’m writing this from a hotel room in Reykjavik where we just arrived yesterday. This country’s landscapes are amazing! Though it’s pretty cold, the scenery here is warming at least my shutter finger. :) These are a

“Boared”

Taken in Finland 2011.

“Boared”

Taken in Finland 2011.

Cave

Photographed in Greece 2010.

Cave

Photographed in Greece 2010.

Summer Morning

Photographed in Finland 2011.

Summer Morning

Photographed in Finland 2011.

Stockholm

Photographed in Stockholm 2013.

Stockholm

Photographed in Stockholm 2013.

Life in the Reef

Photographed with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Life in the Reef

Photographed with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Atolls

Photographed from a plane in the Maldives 2011 (the first one has been stiched together from two photos).

Atolls

Photographed from a plane in the Maldives 2011 (the first one has been stiched together from two photos).

Two Seasons 2

Photographed in Finland 2011 and 2013. Art prints available here: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Two-Seasons-QCP  

Two Seasons 2

Photographed in Finland 2011 and 2013. Art prints available here: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Two-Seasons-QCP  

Heart Shaped Coral

Happy Valentine’s Day! Photo taken with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Heart Shaped Coral

Happy Valentine’s Day! Photo taken with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.