photograper Bjarne Riesto

Arctic Norway

- and beyond


I am a professional nature photographer who lives in Vadsø, a small town in the eastern part of Finnmark, the northernmost county in Norway.


My inspiration comes trom the arctic nature, frost and arctic night, northern light and the midnight sun. My main focus is on landscape and nature photography, but I also take other photos. On your request I'll shoot almost everything.


My photos are available for commercial use (magazines, books, brochures, calendars etc.). I also make enlargements for sale, and exhibit some selected photos. They are available in various techniques and sizes.


Every year I make a calendar. It's a magnificent product with large colour photos that shows the special arctic light in my part of the world.


I have published three photo books; “Out of the blue” 2006, “Kyst” (Coast) 2008 and "Varanger" 2010.


My photos are exhibited in many countries, like Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Russia in addition to Norway.

Exhibition list:


Bjarne Riesto
Thunderstorm. Vadsø, Norway

Siida, Inari Finland Nov 2017-march 2018

Galleria Alariesto, Finland June 2017

Berlevåg havnemuseum, Des 2016

Rånässalongen, Sweden july - august 2016

Varanger museum, june - august 2016

Ice Art 2015

Galleri Riddaren, Stockholm Dec 12

Verk, Hammerfest. Dec 11

Fotografiens hus, Oslo. Sept 11

I-Galleri, Vadsø. Nov 10

Tromsø Museum, okt-nov 10

Arctic Museum, Arkhangelsk, Russia. Sept. 10

Alta Museum, March - April 10

Broströms Kafe. Uppsala, Sweden. Dec 09

Hammerfest museum. Nov 09

Galleri Agueli. Stockholm, Sweden; oct 09

Nordic house. Reykjavik, Iceland; july-aug. 09

Siida, Inari Finland okt 08 - feb 09

Kuusamo nature photo, Finland sept-07

Murmansk, Russia. May 07

Rådhusgalleriet, Oslo Feb 07

Alta Igloo hotel, winter 07

Broströms Cafe, Uppsala, Sweden, Dec 06

I-Galleri nov 06

Murmansk photo festival, Russia, oct 06

Galleri Agueli, Stockholm sept 06

Foto i Finnmark july-aug 05

Galleri Bdhuset, july-aug 05

Sør-Varanger museum dec 04 - jan05

Hermetikken galleri: nov 04

Galleri Pasvik: june-sept 04

Galleri Bdhuset, Ekkerøy july/aug 04

Norden i fokus, Stockholm Sweden, feb. 04

Uppsala, Sweden: sept. 03

Sør-Varanger museum june-sept. 01

Båtsfjord bibliotek: dec 00

Vadsø museum: june-aug 00

Murmansk, Russia: june 99

Vardø bibliotek: april 99

Sør Varanger bibliotek: jan/feb 99

Gjenreisningsmuseet, Hammerfest:   1997

Varangerfestivalen:    1997

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