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Hello! My name is Saara Salmi.

I am a photographic artist based in Helsinki, Finland.

My passion is creative portraiture and I make images with elements from fairy tales, fantasy world and past times. You might know me from Atelieri O. Haapala, a Neo-Victorian photographic art project which was active between years 2008-2016. Atelieri was a collaboration with my husband Marco Melander and together we made thousands of vintage-style portraits in Finland and abroad. 

I work mostly digitally and I am dedicated to producing high quality post production.


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