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KRISTIAN KAARNA

 Photographer 

The love of  photography in all forms is the driving force behind Kristian Kaarna. With an energetic personality and a skill for capturing gorgeous, intriguing images. Kristian Kaarna is observing all the time beautiful moments and he wants  to catch the magic on film before the moment passes.  

“I enjoy shooting film. I shoot digital sometimes depending of the purpose of the photo. But I like most when working on film. I love it because it makes me capture only these meaningful beautiful moments that make me deeply happy and I’m proud. It’s such a different experience. Control, way of working, thought beforehand, light, magic of darkroom. I loved working with film it when I started to study and still love it more than anything.”

 
 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Paris

Since a young age he dreamed of life abroad. He moved to Paris 1989 to study French language and culture. He was impressed and fascinated by dynamism, culture, diversity, and city lifestyle of Parisians. He felt right at home in this big wondrous city. New circle of friends introduced him to museums, galleries, cafes, restaurants, shops and night life. Beautiful French language and music opened all new world for young man.
1993 Kristian Kaarna started his journey with photography. He started classical photography school MJM where he learned all in traditional black and white film photography and darkroom laboratory work.  Magic of film photography and labotory work took over him! 
He continued to second school in Paris, SPEOS at the time most advanced photography school in modern techniques. 
He specializes in capturing images in a style that is modern yet timeless, interesting and vibrant. 
Kristian Kaarna uses his years of experience, skills and knowledge to create beautiful timeless images.
Now he lives and works in Axarquía, next to soaring mountain peaks in Andalusia in southern Spain. There he has Photo Studio and Black&White laboratory and inspiring landscape to make new beautiful images. 
Photography is a lifelong passion for Kristian Kaarna and this is reflected in the images he produces.

 

ONGOING AND PAST EXHIBITIONS

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SOLO EXHIBITION
IN NELIMARKKA MUSEUM
ALAJÄRVI, FINLAND

12.10.2019 - 23.2.2020,

Integrated Landscapes presents photos by photographer Kristian Kaarna, photographed in the footsteps of artist Eero Nelimarkka. Kaarna's exhibition aims to stimulate discussion about the beauty of our own area, nature and its observation and consideration in the hurry of everyday life.

"Beauty is found in our everyday environment. Sometimes it's hard to see the wonderful nature in places that we know too well. Too much familiarity makes the landscape boring, and we don't pay enough attention to it. This is what I want to communicate like Eero Nelimarkka," says Kaarna.

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PROJECT LA RUCHE PARIS

2019-2020

Kristian Kaarna photographed a Parisian artist's residence La Ruche, where many famous artists had once worked. Few places have ever housed such artistic talent as found at La Ruche. At one time or another in those early years of the 20th century, Guillaume Apollinaire, Alexander Archipenko, Joseph Csaky, Gustave Miklo... The artists recidence, once the cradle of modernism, is now completely closed to outsiders, but Kristian Kaarna was invited to work there. During a week-long visit, Kristian photographed some  current inhabitants of the house known as the Beehive and the statues found in the park, as well as the slightly shattered splendor of La Ruche.

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PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE IN HELSINKI INCLUDED KRISTIAN KAARNA IN THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE CENTENARY OF THE FINNISH INDEPENDENCE.

 2017-2018

On 13 September 2017, the Prime Minister's Office joined the Frame Gallery's "Under the Blue Sky" project for the 2017 Centennial Year of Independence of Finland.

Kristian Kaarna's exhibition "Under the blue sky" meets the conditions set by Finland 100 for the Suomi 100 program.

The exhibition is on display at Frame Gallery in Fuengirola on 15 September. from the Embassy of Finland in Brussels in spring 2018.

 
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BUSINESS GALLERY, HELSINKI, FINLAND

2015-2016

Kristian Kaarna Exhibition at Business Gallery on the premises of Krogerus Law Firm. Krogerus is a leading law firm in Finland and one of the top 100 law firms in Europe. Business Gallery and Kira Sjöberg curated the exhibition of Kristian Kaarna.Since its inception in 2011, Business Gallery has been challenging the art world by building business in the world.

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TR1 KUNSTHALLE, TAMPERE ART MUSEUM,

2014

Kristian Kaarna solo exhibition in  TR1

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G12 GALLERY KUOPIO,FINLAND

2014

Kristian Kaarna Solo exhibition at G12 Gallery in Kuopio, Finland.
For him, this exciting exhibition was full of emotions as he first showcased his work in a city where he was born but moved away as a young man.
Kristian Kaarna is known for its large size, from all over
from photographs taken around the world that were on display at the exhibition.

 

ART HOUSE PROJECT IN AXARQUIA

The Art House Project is an art project in south of Andalusia. It began in 2018. In this project, beautiful empty house was transformed. It is located next to beautiful white village, next to soaring mountain peaks in Axarquia in southern Spain. 

House was turned into work of art, weaving in history and memories of the house, respecting all existing from different periods when the building was lived in and used. Building was brought back to life, adding modernity, art, comforts in this mountain house but keeping its Andalusian mountain country charm.


A notable feature of the Art House Project is that because viewing and visiting or working there means traversing a zone of daily life and local beautiful white villages, rolling hills of olive and almond trees it acts as a catalyst for interaction between visitors and local residents, giving rise to many a memorable episode. A truly organic project that changes day-to-day, it has evolved to present a new model of community, characterized by positive interaction between urban and rural, young and old, resident and visitor.


This project was created to have space where everyday life and art meets, indoor meets outdoor. It is a place to create images, use traditional techniques in Black and white photography.  Darkroom, Studio work and outdoor photography in magnificent surrounding. 


We want to embrace the past and look to the future. 


Art house is a meeting place for art and culture loving people from all over the world.


Sustainable living in modern world in countryside!

 

PEOPLE

Black & White
Colour

Finding that true beauty in person in front of the camera is what makes beautiful portrait that I love. To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in the face, personality and expression. I’ve found it has little to do with the person you see and everything to do with the way I see them.
Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.

 

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

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PORTRAITS

Naturally Beautiful

Shooting potraits is a particular speciality of  Kristian Kaarna and a must-have if you’re looking to take full advantage of his photography experience and professionalism. His  aim is to capture the personality of each person.

LANDSCAPES

Beautiful World

Kristian Kaarna is known for his large-scale landscape photographs from all around the world.
Many customers approach him when they want to buy a timeless landscape for themselves or their business.
Landscape pictures have a calming effect. Having landscape photography in in your own environment and the timelessness of a photo allow you to enjoy it for years .

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FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
DARKROOM

Magic and science of darkroom

In this age of Photoshop and instant digital imaging, it may seem futile to spend hours in the darkroom printing test strips and adjusting settings to find the right exposure, contrast and color balance for a single photograph. But it’s time well spent. The darkroom is still very relevant because a familiarity with the principles of analog photography gives a solid base to approach more complex, beautiful timeless black and white photographs.

 
 

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Building exchibition in Nelimarkka Museum

KRISTIAN KAARNA - INTEGRATED LANDSCAPES

12.10.2019 - 23.2.2020, Nelimarkka Museum

Integrated Landscapes presents photos by photographer Kristian Kaarna, photographed in the footsteps of artist Eero Nelimarkka. Kaarna's exhibition aims to stimulate discussion about the beauty of our own area, nature and its observation and consideration in the hurry of everyday life.

"Beauty is found in our everyday environment. Sometimes it's hard to see the wonderful nature in places that we know too well. Too much familiarity makes the landscape boring, and we don't pay enough attention to it. This is what I want to communicate like Eero Nelimarkka," says Kaarna.

 

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Finland 100 years Exchibition in Frame gallery Spain

Kristian Kaarna’s and Frame Gallery's project "Under the Blue Sky" in the official program of the centenary of the Finnish Independence 2017.

 
 

CONTACT

KRISTIAN KAARNA

kristiankaarna@gmail.com

+34 631 85 99 04

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