Bio

Christoffer Relander was born in Finland December 1986 and grew up on the countryside of Ekenäs. Relander's interest in art started at an early age, but it was not until he served the Finnish Marines between 2008-2009 that he decided to be a photography artist.

Today working as an artist and photographer Relander has done commissions for national as well as international clients including Adobe, Nikon, Oxford University Press and the Finnish Forest Industry. Relanders works has been published in notable publications and websites around the globe such as The Guardian's Observer, LA Times, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, China Daily and VICE.

Relander is available to take commercial projects, just send him an email or give him a call to discuss.

 

 
Reality can be beautiful, but the surreal often absorbs me. Photography to me is a way to express and stimulate my imagination. Nature is simply the world. With alternative and experimental camera techniques I am able to create artworks that otherwise only would be possible through painting or digital manipulation in an external software.
— Christoffer relander
 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Selected exhibitions

 

2017
 

  • Finnish Institution, Madrid, Spain – Solo
  • Galleri Kobra, Karjaa, Finland – Solo
  • Galleri GEO, Bergen, Norway – Solo
  • Gallery Lokal, Helsinki, Finland – Solo

 

2016
 

  • Galleri Kobra, Karjaa, Finland – Solo
  • EAM Gallery, Elkin, NC – Solo

 

2015
 

  • Konst & Form, Gumbostrand, Finland – Solo
  • Opera Saratoga, NY, USA – Solo
  • Bioruukki, Espoo, Finland – Solo
  • Geo Gallery, Bergen, Norway – Solo

 

2014
 

  • Osnova Gallery, Moscow, Russia – Solo
  • Galleri Uusitalo, Ingå, Finland - Group – Solo
  • Konst & Form, Gumbostrand, Finland – Solo

 

2013
 

  • Galleri Zebra, Karis, Finland – Solo
  • Lohjan Museo, Lohja, Finland – Solo
  • Mona Gallery, Charlotte, USA – group
  • Stationshuset, Ekenäs, Finland – group
  • Exposure, Long Island City, NY – group

 

2012
 

  • HVC, Ekenäs, Finland – Solo
  • Kronomagasinet, Ekenäs, Finland – Group

 

online exposure
 

  • Abduzeedo
  • Adobe
  • Behancé
  • Booooooom
  • CNN Türk
  • CarneMag
  • Colossal
  • Cool Material
  • Cooph
  • Cultura Colectiva
  • Design Milk
  • Design Taxi
  • Digital Arts Online
  • Emty Kingdom
  • Express
  • Fotokto
  • Fotosidan
  • Fstoppers
  • Fubiz
  • Graffica
  • Grist
  • HBL
  • HOT Magazine
  • I.T POST
  • Il Post
  • Juxtapoz
  • KoiKoiKoi
  • Lomography
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Lost At E Minor
  • Mashable
  • Midlands Business News
  • Mirror
  • My Modern Met
  • Nikon (Europe, USA & Asia)
  • Nius News
  • Oprah.com
  • PetaPixel
  • PhotoGrist
  • Photoblog.hk
  • Prophotos.ru
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • The Creators Project
  • The GROUND Mag
  • The Guardian
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Strand Gallery
  • Trendland
  • VICE
  • YLE
  • iGNANT

 

 

 

Representatives

 

  • Osnova Gallery – Moscow, Russia
  • Galleri Geo – Bergen, Norway
     

Selected honors & awards

 

  • PX3 landscapes gold winner in 2016
  • Honorable mention IPA awards in 2016
  • Shoot the Face November finalist in 2014
  • Artist of the Day at Saatchi Art in 2014
  • Began a partnership with Nikon Asia in 2013
  • One year work grant from Svenska Kulturfonden in 2013
  • Cream Midlands Silver Award in Best Photography of 2012
  • Västra Nylands Bragdpris (Achievement Prize) in 2012
  • Began a partnership with Nikon Nordic in 2012
  • Nominated for Best Fine Art Photographer of the Year in Framed Awards, Las Vegas in 2012

 

Selected clients

 

  • Adobe
  • Cedar agency
  • Corbis
  • Cortex Journal
  • Darwin Agency
  • Fab
  • Finnish Forest Industry
  • Glen Hansard
  • Havas 360 agency (France)
  • Iconic agency
  • Initials L.A.
  • Natur och Miljö
  • New Scientist
  • Nikon Nordic
  • Oxford University Press
  • RBH agency
  • SALT Hong Kong agency
  • SPA Water
  • Scandic
  • Scanpix
  • Silverstein & Partners agency
  • Stockholm Läns Landsting
  • Tony Bennett

 

Collections
 

  • Numerous private collections in USA, Europe and Asia

 

in print
 

  • Autostadt Journal
  • Bergensavisen
  • Business Weekly Taiwan
  • China Campus Magazine
  • China Daily
  • Colours - Garuda Airlines
  • Condé Nast Traveller
  • Curve Magazine
  • DC Photo (Japan)
  • Deko Magazine
  • Design Culture Magazine
  • Digital Camera
  • Digital Camera Polska
  • Digital Camera Uk
  • Digital FOTO
  • Elle Decoration
  • Express
  • FAINT – IN VITRO
  • Fahrenheit Magazine
  • HBL
  • HOT Magazine
  • I.T POST
  • Kuva-lehti
  • La Peste Magazine
  • Layers Magazine
  • Linda Magazine
  • Midlands Business News
  • Mirror
  • New Scientist
  • Nikon Pro Magazine
  • OM Lifestyle
  • Photography Monthly
  • SHUTR
  • STUFF Magazine
  • The Guardian's Observer
  • Vignette
  • Västra Nyland