CHRISTOFFER RELANDER Born 1986, lives and works in Finland

Christoffer Relander was born in Finland in 1986 and grew up in the countryside of Ekenäs. His interest in art began at an early age, but it was not until he served in the Finnish Marines between 2008- 2009 that he found his passion for photography.

Since he began creating photographic artworks, Christoffer Relander has had an interest in alternative camera techniques. He discovered at the very early stages of his photographic practice that using double exposures gives him more control over his images, similar to when he was painting. Relander creates surreal collages of humans made from natural fragments. His romantic observations of the photographed subject is inseparable from the artist’s love and strong connection to nature and its beauty, thus creating timeless, surreal, poetic and dreamy imagery.

Today working as a full-time 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 romantic observations of the photographed subject is inseparable from the artist’s love and strong connection to nature and its beauty, thus creating timeless, surreal, poetic and dreamy imagery.
Selected Works