“Certain aesthetics appeal to me when I shoot at night. It’s a lot about the mystery of long exposures.” Mikko Lagerstedt, a Finland-based night photographer, tells the Phoblographer. Lagerstedt’s series Invisible by Day focuses on some of the beauty of this world that is unseen during the daylight hours. “When you photograph at night, you can capture a particular atmosphere to your photos. At night, everything looks different, and it inspires me to capture unique looking landscapes.”
For the better part of the last two years Lagerstedt has focused on shooting images at night, armed with his Nikon D810 and Nikon 12-24 F/2.8. “I try to upgrade my gear when there are good options available, and I have always been happy using Nikon cameras.” he said. His inspiration for getting into photography, like many, came from something he witnessed while traveling. “I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields.” he said of the experience, “I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.”
Invisible by Day is a stunning compilation of some of Mikko Lagerstedt’s most memorable night captures of the last two years. Check them out below.