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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.


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 + Samyang 14mm 2,8 + Sigma 105mm 2,8 DC Macro HSM


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:

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.


© Susanna Kekkonen

09.10.2014 Johanna Amnelin. Kuva: Susanna Kekkonen
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