Merja Martikainen Finland, NSMiF/s

Merja Martikainen

I am a passionate hobbyist photographer from eastern Finland. I have studied art for many years and acted as a painter and a graphic designer. I bought my first camera in 2013 and attended a basic course arranged by our local camera club. From there my interest started to grow. At first, I photographed mainly nature. Gradually I got more interested in people and studio portraits. Nowadays I like pictures with a deeper meaning and message; for this kind of work I often make all the props and clothing myself. Models are mostly friends and acquaintances.

I attended my first international salon in autumn 2014. Now I am SKsLM, AFIAP and NSMiF/b and have applied for EFIAP this year. I have acted as a judge in several photo exhibitions. I am very grateful for being trusted and given this first-hand possibility to see magnificent international photography.

I shall continue with photography for as long as I’m able to. I want to create thoughts and experiences through my work.


  1. Sadness behind the mask
  2. Up or down
  3. Ballerina
  4. Dropped to the ground
  5. Consolation
  6. Last Breath
  7. Fantasy bird
  8. Little ballerina
  9. Ballet slippers
  10. Steam woman