Born in 1938 in Finland. His film KORPINPOLSKA was screened at the 1980 Berlinale at Competition. In 1983 he presented SKIERRI - LAND OF THE DWARF BIRK at Panorama. Since the 1990s he has been working together with Anastasia Lapsui. After several appearances at Forum, in 2010 they presented PUDANA - LAST OF LINE, their first film in Generation. ANERCA, BREATH OF LIFE, co-directed with his son Johannes Lehmuskallio, was presented at Visions du Réel 2020.