Bio

Christoffer Relander was born in Finland December 1986 and grew up in 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 got interested in photography.

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

Available to take commissioned projects. Just get in contact to discuss a possible collaboration.

 

 
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 Cultural Institution, Lisbon, Portugal – Solo
  • Finnish Cultural Institution, Madrid, Spain – Solo
  • Galleri Kobra, Karjaa, Finland – Solo
  • Galleri GEO, Bergen, Norway – 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
  • Exposure, Long Island City, NY – Group
  • Stationshuset, Ekenäs, Finland – Group

2012

  • 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
  • Le Vanguard
  • 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

  • Art Curator – Moscow, Russia
  • Galleri Geo – Bergen, Norway
  • DAC - Art consulting, Atlanta, GA, USA

Selected honors & awards

  • IPA gold winner under still life 2017
  • PX3 gold winner under landscape 2016
  • PX3 People's choice under still life 2016
  • IPA Honorable mention under nature in 2016
  • IPA Honorable mention under still life in 2016
  • Shoot the Face November finalist 2014
  • Artist of the Day at Saatchi Art 2014
  • Began a partnership with Nikon Asia 2013
  • One year work grant from Svenska Kulturfonden 2013
  • Cream Midlands Silver Award in Best Photography of 2012
  • Västra Nylands Bragdpris 2012
  • Began a partnership with Nikon Nordic 2012
  • Nominated for Best Fine Art Photographer of the Year in Framed Awards, Las Vegas 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

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