Ari Salmela

Ari has participated in many group photography exhibitions in Finland and other countries since 1988. Most important to him was the group exhibition at The Finnish Museum of Photography in 1989. This experience excited Ari to improve his photographic skills and sell his works for interior designers and art lovers. In 1994, when he started working for a Finnish globally operating industrial company, photography was left in the background in his life for many years. Finally, a three-week business trip to Japan reignited his spark for photography. Ari became interested in studying digital photo editing in 2006 and he really likes these new possibilities to create photographic art for commercial, public and private spaces.

Ari Salmela's participation in exhibitions since 2011:
The group exhibition at The Museum Of Digital Fine Art (MODFA) in December 2011. The Creatives Rising show in New York City in October 2013.
The SCOPE Art Fair in Miami in December 2013.
The Year in Review 2013 Group Exhibition in New York City in March 2014
Recent awards:
Fine Art Photography Awards, Abstract Category London, 2015
ND Awards 2015, Photomanipulation Category
ND Awards 2015, Abstract Category

Ari Salmela, a native of Finland, continues to reside in his homeland to this day. His journey as a photographer is marked by self-taught expertise honed over three decades of dedicated practice. With a deep passion for the art form, Ari has amassed extensive experience as a fine art photographer, immersing himself in the craft and continuously evolving his creative vision.