Hello, I am Olli Malmivaara, a freelance semi-pro photographer and artist living in Helsinki, Finland. I have always loved making images. As a kid I used to draw a lot and I was also very interested in cameras. I bought my first real film camera (Canon FT SLR) when I was 12. Unfortunately (or fortunately) life has its own paths. For many decades I didn't shoot much. Lately however I have been lucky to have more time of my own to do the things I love. And I love photography.
My other passion is traditional painting which I have been doing a lot over the last few years. I paint mainly in soft pastel and oil, sometimes also in watercolour and acrylic. I get my inspiration from the nature, its colors and moods during the four very different season we have here in Finland.
In these pages I showcase some of my photos and paintings. Thank you for watching my work.
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