Finnish photographer Markku Lahdesmaki may have grown up in a place known for it’s cold weather, but now he’s bringing the heat to Vanity Fair. Lahdesmaki’s photos are front and center of a new piece in this August’s issue. “How Extreme Heat Could Leave Swaths Of The Planet Uninhabitable” focuses on extreme heat-waves in Death Valley and Kuwait and discusses how they could spell disaster for the future of our planet.
Lahdesmaki’s scorching images of the Death Valley landscape help to illustrate the kinds of extreme heat that can be hard to imagine for those who have never truly felt it.
Grab the August issue of Vanity fair to see the full article and more of Lahdesmaki’s work or check out the article online.