A KALTBLUT exclusive. Sara Lehtomaa is a 26-year-old photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. Lehtomaa has a fascination with the weird and quirky and does her best to bring a bit of it to every photo she makes. Summer Essence is the result of her collaboration with model Rasmus Branders and stylist Sonja Kreuzburg using brands such as Eerika Yli-Rahko, Rejina Pyo, Comme des Garçons, Rag & Bone, COS. Makeup artist is Anna Nuutinen.
“The essence of a photograph is all in the details guiding the onlookers’ perception and it is through these seemingly petty subtleties that I like to enhance the image. An unexpected structure of the right components is what makes a memorable image. Fashion and the visual arts have always been a big part of my life and I have managed to combine the two in my work. I mostly work with people in front of my camera but nowadays also feel a pull towards still life photography. Most of my work, however, is people-centered and I love seeing the beauty of the human form flourishing in a still image.”