Stock photographer moves to an island for a year to capture images of nature

Photographer Pasi Markkanen enjoying the archipelago nature
Photographer Pasi Markkanen enjoying the archipelago nature (Image credit: Pasi Markkanen)

A former image bank photographer from Finland is living and shooting for a year on an island community made up of several small islands near Porvoo, Finland.

After the Corona outbreak canceled all of his work, Pasi Markkanen decided to look for an alternative and more sustainable way of life. Every day, he documents the archipelago’s nature and ponders more sustainable ways of living as his full-time job.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.