Who says only warm, sunny scenes should be the subject of idealized landscape photography? Self-taught fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt makes the case for his native Finland, which is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about breathtaking natural beauty. But it clearly should be, at least when seen through the lens of Lagerstedt’s camera. His ability to capture the emotion of places through photographs is quite special. Lagerstedt’s work has an almost dream-like quality, with atmospheric beauty abounding amid a deafening silence. His imagination is vast, and the magic he creates with photographs is really something. His photographs truly speak for themselves.