Aalto University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
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Finnish Art Photographers
About Atelieri O. Haapala
Atelieri O. Haapala was a portraiture studio and art project active between 2008 and 2016. In that time it took part in over 80 events and photographed over 7000 portraits. The studio also gained international visibility, organised its own photoshoots and participated in exhibitions on three continents.
Atelieri O. Haapala was the joint project of visual artist Saara Salmi and photographer Marco Melander. The duo was inspired by 19th century photography studios and touring portrait photographers. History, for Atelieri O. Haapala, was a source of endless inspiration. Apart from portraits the studio also produced a series of photographs depicting the wonderful adventures of Mrs. O. Haapala (Salmi) and Mr. Helmut Schweinstein (Melander).