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NICE TO MEET YOU


What marvellous could we create together?

Saara Salmi

I am a photographic artist based in Helsinki, Finland.

My passion is promotional photography for theatre, opera and film. I specialize in creative portraiture and I am dedicated to producing high quality post production.

One of my recent art projects was the Neo-Victorian portrait studio Atelieri O. Haapala that I co-founded with my husband Marco Melander in 2008. Until its end in June 2016 Atelieri O. Haapala made thousands of portraits and took part in several exhibitions in both Finland and abroad.

My work has been exhibited in the USA, Spain, France, Malaysia, Russia, Germany, and Finland.


Clients

Finnish National Opera & Ballet, Warner Music Finland, Hendrick's Gin, Solar Films, Matila Röhr Productions


exhibitions (selected)

2016

  • Marraskuvia, solo exhibition, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
  • I Got You Under My Skin, group exhibition, Voipaala Art Centre, Valkeakoski, Finland (Atelieri O. Haapala)

2014

  • PhotoVisa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia (Atelieri O. Haapala)
  • Time Travel, solo exhibition, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland (Atelieri O. Haapala)
  • A Retrospective, solo exhibition, Nordic Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland (Atelieri O. Haapala)

2013

  • Dress Up, group exhibition, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (Atelieri O. Haapala)
  • An Eye For an Ear, group exhibition, Photography Open Salon // South East Asia at China House, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

2012

  • About Alice And The Rabbit, solo exhibition, Gallery Ibis, Vaasa, Finland
  • Alter Ego, solo exhibition, Lönnstöm Art Museum, Rauma, Finland (Atelieri O. Haapala)
  • An Eye For an Ear, group exhibition, Photography Open Salon // Arles at Gallerie Huit, France, First price winner of 100 photographers.
  • Alice in Wonderland, group exhibition, ECCO Espacio de Creación de Contemporánea, Cádiz, Spain (Atelieri O. Haapala)
  • 5 Years Of Glitter And Mayhem, group exhibition, Jukka Male museum, Helsinki, FIN (Atelieri O. Haapala)

2011

  • Alice in Wonderland, group exhibition, Logomo, Turku, Finland (Atelieri O. Haapala)
  • About Alice And The Rabbit, solo exhibition, Galleria Volga, Helsinki, Finland

2010

  • Atelieri O. Haapala, solo exhibition, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (Atelieri O. Haapala)

2003

  • Everything You Did Not Want To Know About Alice And The Rabbit, solo exhibition, Café Valo, Tampere, Finland

Education

  • Tampere School of Art and Media, BA in visual design, 2006
  • Edinburgh College of Art, animation, 2005
  • Liminka School of Art, fine art, 2001