Markku Lahdesmaki was born in Finland. He was eight years of age when his uncle gave him a simple camera with black-and-white film. Music and creating images have competed in his life as equal interest. Photography gained the upper hand as he discovered that music inspired him more to create images rather than vice versa. But the interaction between these two has always been there and is still the driving force.
Markku tries to create unique images that will tell a vivid story, entertain the viewer with a bit of peculiar humor and create a touching surrealistic little world. Most of his ideas are based on values he wants to share; joy of life, peace of mind, sense of humor and appreciation for our existence, basic good things that too often are taken for granted.