Darkroom artist Mikael Siirilä, Helsinki, Finland.

In short

I am a darkroom artist based in Helsinki, Finland. My work revolves around themes such as outsiderhood, absence and presence. I am a member of the international film photography collective AllFormat.


I collect fragments and authentic observations from my daily life and travels and recontextualise them in the darkroom. I seek singular self-contained images that resist narrative and verbal expression.

The darkroom

Craft is inseparable from my photography. I work solely with black & white film and the darkroom. The darkroom is a space for reflection, introspection, and continuous learning. A photograph as a physical object is the final form of my work.

For more info, read my interview published in The Hand Magazine, 2021.


2021 | Fotografia Zeropixel group show | Italy
2021 | FOTO Cult magazine featured artist | Italy
2021 | The Hand Magazine featured artist | USA
2020 | Fotografia Zeropixel group show | Italy
2020 | Shoot it With Film | USA
2019 | Analog Magazine | Switzerland
2018 | LEON Magazine | Finland

How to buy

My silver gelatin prints are available for order. Each photograph is handmade in the darkroom on fibre-based paper and treated for archival permanence. Photographs are stamped, numbered, and signed on the back. Please allow 1-2 weeks for preparation and shipping. Check the catalogue or contact for pricing.


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