Bio - Johanna Amnelin - Melancholic Photography

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09.10.2014 Johanna Amnelin. Kuva: Susanna Kekkonen

Johanna Amnelin Born 25.3.1976 in Turku, Finland Lives and works as an entrepreneur in Salo Self taught photographer Award winning photographer from Finland.


Invited to joint exhibitions all the way to Switzerland, London, Helsinki, Somero, etc.

Her works has been presented in an American rap artist's (Struggle, the grandson of country star Waylon Jennings) blog several times.


Works as a photographer and a designer in her own small business Ateljee Amnelin.

Specialist Qualification in Product Development.


Equipment:

First camera 1988 Minolta pocket camera

First SLR 2004 Minolta

First Digital camera 2007 Olympus SP Ultrazoom

First DSLR 2008 Canon EOS 450 D

2010 Canon EOS 7D + Canon EFS 18-135mm + Canon EFS 55-250mm


Currently in use:

2015 Canon Ftb QL + Canon 50mm + Vivitar 28mm

2015 Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM f/3.5-5.6 + Tamron SP 70-300MM f/4-5,6 VC USD + Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 + Tamron 24-70mm f/3.3-5.6

LG G4


Artist statement

"I photograph all kinds of things, but over the time I've noticed that the decaying, abandoned and forgotten things are particularly close to my heart. They also speaks how fleeting everything in our world is, today the necessary Wärtsilä cranes are tomorrow's redundant relics left to rust on the river Aura's shore. Times change, needs change, without photography, who will remember yesterday?

Taking pictures is my therapeutic way to express myself, to deal with my past, my future, explore the world around me and to remind and to remember, to stop, take a breath, to view, to explore the change and growth, to admire the wonders around us. I would like to remind you that beauty is everywhere, you don't have to go far to experience the beauty. Autumn's mortality and beautiful colors interests me.

I prefer taking pictures in ambient light and in old abandoned places or where ever I take photos, I never touch or move anything I photograph. The authenticity of the moment and the object is important to me and I want to show it to the people just the way they were. The most beautiful experiences lie in the fleeting moments, so seize the moment and save it to your camera!"


About the rooster in my logo:

The rooster logo comes from Amnelin family crest, where the roosters symbolizes my ancestor who carved the first Finnish ABC book's wooden printing letters and the ABC Rooster (Aapiskukko) in the 1600s.

Curriculum Vitae

Johanna Amnelin

Born on 25.03.1976 in Turku, Finland

Lives and works as an entrepreneur in Salo

Photographer / photo artist / designer

Product developer specialist qualification

p.+358456015666

melancholic.photos@gmail.com


Solo Exhibitions

Entisajan unohdettua tehdastoimintaa – Forgotten factories from the old days Starting in August 2015 and ending in April 2016 in various locations.

3.7.-31.7.2015 Salo Valoa elämään (Light to your life)

14.7.2014-31.7.2014 Koski Tl Waterscapes near by

1.8.2014-29.8.2014 Kuusjoki Waterscapes near by

1.9.2014-30.9.2014 Salo Waterscapes near by

1.10.2014-30.11.2014 Pertteli Waterscapes near by

1.12.2014-31.12.2014 Marttila Waterscapes near by

1.1.2015-30.1.2015 Pasila, Helsinki Waterscapes near by

30.6.2014-13.7.2014 Galleria Fokus Karjaa Waterscapes near by

1.7.2014-13.7.2014 Koski Tl Black and white thoughts

1.5.2014-30.5.2014 Halikko Waterscapes near by

1.10.2013-31.10.2013 Remember the summer 2 Koski tl

1.10.2013-31.10.2013 Humpparalli Kuusjoki

1.8.2013-30.9.2013 Remeber the summer Turku

December 2012 August in the country Kyrö

November 2012 August in the country Oripää

October 2012 August in the country Aura

30.11. – 2.12.2012 Winter with my eyes Somero

2010 Lieto Every day Lieto


Joint exhibitions

Invited to a joint exhibition Unity in Variety V 5th- 20th February 2016 Gabriel Fine Art Cottage 2 Old Paradise Yard 20 Carlisle Lane, London

Nordic Spells Basel Switzerland 2016 Haupt – Ort fur Gestaltung, Holbeinstrasse 58, 4051 Basel Switzerland

14.5.2014-31.8.2014 Verkaranta Tampere Rannalla (on the beach)

1.5.2014-15.9.2014 Propeller Gallery Taalintehdas Summer Season

Obsession of light 2 nd Vantaa Photoclub International exhibition Awards/Catalogues sent 27th January 2014 Exhibition Opening 16th December 2013

5th Finland International Digital Circuit 2013 Exhibition Openings: 5th Vantaa Salon 26th October 2013 Vantaa 5th Carelia Salon 30th November 2013 Ruokolahti 5th Finland International Digital Circuit 2013 2013/182 5th Finland International Digital Circuit – 5th Vantaa Salon and 2013/185 5th Finland International Digital Circuit – 5th Carelia Salon

16.7.2013-4.8.2013 Gallery Fogga Helsinki Something old , something new joint exhibition

28.6.2013-14.7.2013 Ahola Somero Sekosiko our family , a joint exhibition

05/06/2013 – 06/06/2013 Kuusjoki Salo Country Life vs. urban lifestyle , and her daughter Veera Johanna joint exhibition

March 19 to April 30, 2013 Oulu Taidesivut.netin II Annual Exhibition

April 1 to April 30, 2013 Oulu Digital Showcase UBI displays

2011 Country Life in the City City vs Johanna Amnelin & Veera Amnelin joint exhibition

2011 Kyrö Country Life in the City City vs Johanna Amnelin & Veera Amnelin joint exhibition

2011 Mellilä Country Life in the City City vs Johanna Amnelin & Veera Amnelin joint exhibition


Projects

2014-2015 Featuring Women’s Line Share the secret campaign.

2011 Designed the official Coat of Arms of Amnelin family and it is registered in the Finnish Heraldic society’s register under number 1644.


Work

Illustrator for the city of Turku leaflets under the age of 18

Customer Service 1997-2000

Freelance photographer and designer in 2010 –

As an entrepreneur, photography , and design products as a designer in 2012 –


Photography Awards

2 photos was accepted to 7th Finland Digital Circuit 2015.

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) announces winners of 1st FAPA competition. Photographer Johanna Amnelin was nominated in Conceptual for the entry entitled (untitled) at 1st Fine Art Photography Awards competition. In 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards received more then 3000 submissions from 77 countries around the world. Winners were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including: Qingjun Huang, Carolyn Guild, Klaus Kampert, Pini Hamou, Rupert Vandervell, Pongsatorn Sukhum, Kilian Schönberger, Peter Kool, Lara Zankoul and GMB Akash. About Winner: Winner of the Northern Ostrobothnia summer University and the arts promotion center’s photography competition 2013 with the picture of Burning Love Rock party event. Humpparalli photo received an honorable mention in the Northern Ostrobothnia University and the summer arts promotion photography competition 2013. Winner photo of MTV3 Autumn photo competition 2012 Ranked second in the EISA Maestro 2011, Finland 3rd place in Salon Seudun Sanomat photo competition “my life’s joy” 3rd in Oulu Church photo competition “Pienestä kii” http://www.melancholic.photos/ About FAPA: Fine Art Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate Fine Art photography and to discover emerging talent from around the world. Fine Art Photography Awards www.fineartphotoawards.com

Winner of the Northern Ostrobothnia summer University and the arts promotion center’s photography competition 2013 with the picture of Burning Love Rock party event.

Humpparalli photo received an honorable mention in the Northern Ostrobothnia University and the summer arts promotion photography competition 2013.

Winner photo of MTV3 Autumn photo competition 2012

“Misty Forest” was chosen thinkTANK Photo Shot of the Month June 2015 “Misty Forest” was chosen by Peak Design, as their Shot of the Month for January 2015

Ranked second in the EISA Maestro 2011, Finland

3rd place in Kamera-Lehti photographer of the year part 2 “WORK”

3rd place in Show off your forest competition mobile

3rd place in Salon Seudun Sanomat photo competition “my life’s joy”

3rd in Oulu Church photo competition “Pienestä kii”

Ranked 4-10 in Finnish camera magazines and contruction magazines photo competition “built nature”

Ranked in top 10 in New User photo of the week in View Bug

Ranked place 11-20 Camera magazine’s annual photography competition in 2010 with more than 1100 participants !

Ranked place 11-25 in Finnish Camera magazines Photographer of the Year 2012 competition “weight” ( the competition had four parts )

Ranked place 11-25 in Finnish Camera magazines Photographer of the Year 2012 competition “volume” ( the competition had four parts ) .

Ranked place 11-25 in Finnish Camera magazines Photographer of the Year 2013 competition “blow” ( the competition had four parts ) .

Ranked in AIV-rehu photo competition

2 photos ranked in BirdLife’s and Elenia’s Swan photo competition

Ranked in the top 40 among the “field comes to life” photo contest, the photos were published also in a book.

2 photos was accepted to 7TH FINLAND INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL CIRCUIT 2015

2 photos Was accepted to OBSESSION OF LIGHT 2 nd Vantaa Photoclub International exhibition 2013

2 photos Was accepted to 5th Finland International Digital Circuit 2013 from more than 7000 international contestant.

Volkswagen’s photography competition Johanna Amnelin the most concidered composition.

We are pleased to announce that you are one of the finalists of the Show off Your Forest photo contest. The final decision of the jury will be announced on 26 February in the website of the contest. Good luck.

Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo Contest Rank Update You are in the top 10% most voted Your Photo Misty Forest Ranked in the Top 10 Class You placed ahead of 18,723 images! Nicely done.

Plus much more ..


Publications

FineArtSeen Studio Talks with JohannaAmnelin. Read the behindthescenes interview here http://ow.ly/WJ0YV .

Your photo cadillac2000 was selected by the judges as one of their favorite photos.

Your work has been chosen to be featured in the Spotlight on Scandinavia Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here:http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Printmaking/Spotlight-on-Scandinavia/153961/111609/view

Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com PHOTO OF THE DAY: 05.27.15 Misty Forest

Johanna Amnelin Your work has been chosen to be featured in the ‘New Shoots: Contemporary’ Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here:http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Photography/New-Shoots-Contemporary-Photography/153961/101895/view

My photo featuring in Kameraseura’s Instagram account

“Misty Forest” was chosen by Peak Design, as their Shot of the Month for January

My Droplets photo Featured in Macro Spotlight Vol. 145

Kamera-lehti Facebook cover photo April 2014

Kamera-lehti Facebook cover photo September 2013

Kamera-lehti Facebook cover photo January 2013

Kamera-lehti Viikon kuva 14-15/2013 | Johanna Amnelin: Varikset

Turun kaupungin kirjasto kuvituskuva; Kuolemisen kulttuuri 2012 Pimeyden varjo; Turku vuoden 2011 Euroopan kulttuuripääkaupunki


Radio interviewes

Yle Radio 2013

Yle Radio 2014


Journal interviews

Auranmaan viikkolehti September 28 2012

Salonjokilaakso November 29 2012

Somero November 30 2012

Salon Seudun Sanomat May 8 2013

Länsi-Savo May 21 2013

Iltalehti Ilona 2013

Paikallislehti Somero July 2 2013

Iltalehti Ilona

2013 Seura 9/ 2014

Auranmaan viikkolehti July 1 2014

Västra Nyland July 2 2014

Turun Sanomat 2014

Salonjokilaakso June 2015

Salon Seudun Sanomat June 2015

Turun Sanomat 2015

Yhteishyvä November 2015