Tea Karvinen - Professional photographer

About me

I am Téa Karvinen and I was born in Helsinki, Finland. I am a professional freelance nature photographer and journalist concentrating in Finnish Lapland and our 39 national parks as well as the arctic areas of the world.

I moved to the north to Kuusamo from Helsinki in 2011 (that is 800 kilometers). After two years of living in Kuusamo I moved to Lapland – finally – in August 2013.  I live in Rovaniemi at the moment (around the arctic circle).
E-mail: teakarvinen at gmail.com
Tel. +358-50 463 7679

After having about 6 years of experience being a full time freelance news photographer and photojournalist in Finland, I turned my life more toward nature photography in 2009. Also, 9 years of my competitive sport career in skeleton sliding, touring around the world, came to an end in 2009.

My aim is to find own personal way to photograph by combining nature photography and fine art.

Nature is not a new element for me as I used to work as a full time wilderness guide in Finland developing eco tourism for several years before my 9 years of adventures in America. I have a photojournalism degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks after five and a half years of studying in Alaska, Hawaii and Ecuador. I also spent three years in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I have a huge passion for nature photography as well as for life in general. I have finally found my task in this life.

After touring around the world for over 20 years, I am now settled in Finland and Lapland.

I want to tell people with my pictures and stories how beautiful places there are in order for them to realize what an incredible planet we have. 
I want to encourage others to go out there and explore the beauty around us –  including their own backyard.

I would like to awake the longing of nature inside the people. Humans and nature are the same, we are together. We are part of the same Universe and energy. We need to respect nature and other people in order to continue living together. 

Knowledge increases the awareness, which increases the will of preservation.