Nature photographer Hannu Hautala
Hannu Hautala's (b. 1941, Töysä) early interest in nature soon turned into observing the nature through a camera. A hobby changed into a career, as a mechanic became a photographer in 1970. Hannu Hautala has mainly carried out his life-work as a nature photographer in Kuusamo, where he moved in 1979.
The main goal of Hautala's work has been to portray his photographs in the form of books. Over 40 books have already been published, and in addition to Finnish, books in English, German, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Spanish have also come out.
Although Hannu Hautala has already earned his arts pension, his versatile illustration of calendars, postcards, and articles still continues.
In 2002 Hannu received an honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu as recoqnition of his meritorious career that has lasted over three decades.