Author: Mikael Helsing

How Mikael Helsing gained a new perspective on the great outdoors

The end of Mikael Helsing’s frustrating career as a professional skier marked the start of a different career. Photographing the mountains was the next challenge – where Mikael’s knowledge from various adventure sports combined with his knowledge of nature to help him discover and capture special locations and moments. Interview with Innovafoto: Can you talk a bit about yourself and how you built a career in outdoor photography? I’m Swedish, but have lived and worked in Spain since 1991. I was introduced to the world of photography in Sweden, a couple of years before my move when I came to the realization that my career as a skier wasn’t as successful as I had hoped. I had to change plans. My combination of nature lover, sports fan, and photographer helped pave the way to my new career in outdoor photography. Since then, I have been shooting photos of outdoor activities and sports for clients from all over the world. I’ve shot a wide variety of sports – skiing, mountain biking, trekking, trail running, cycling, running, …