Originally from Finland, Merja Varkemaa is a Paris based fine art photographer. A keen observer of urban life, she draws her inspiration from timeless street photography. Her work is not documentary, more of an expression of everyday poetry. City life and architecture serve as settings for the random persons she photographs in order to express deeper feelings and emotions. Merja’s photography is based on her pursuit of light and shadows, using both their contrast and complementarity to enhance the beauty of every instant.