Finnish photographer, Markku Lahdesmaki, developed an interest in photography at an early age and by 21 he had a studio in his hometown of Tampere. Soon after, Markku moved to London, assisting first and then establishing a studio there. His career would eventually lead him to Los Angeles. Markku's photography ranges from pure painterly to complex technical composites. Markku enjoys working and traveling for both American and European clients such as: GE, Nike, Adidas, Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, Toyota, Honda, Sony and Gillette. Both Markku's constant stream of personal projects and commissions from advertising agencies have been recognized internationally and placed in the following awards competitions: Clio, Epica, Cannes Lions, AOP Awards, New York Festival, CA, APA, IPA and PX3. With a nod to the native country, The Grafia Platinum Award was given to him for his influence on Finnish Advertising.