Maria Lax is a London based photographer originally from a small town in Northern Finland. She is known for her use of colour and seamlessly blending reality and fantasy in her work and Maria’s background in cinematography shines through in her strong use of lighting and experimental camera techniques. 


Recent clients include British Telecom, Glass Magazine, Panasonic, Vice, Nicholas Kirkwood and Maya Njie perfumes. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and published in The Guardian, British Journal of Photography, WIRED, Irish Times, Financial Times and Musee Magazine among others. She is one of the winners of British Journal Photography’s Female in Focus awards 2019, a finalist for PHMuseum Photography grant 2020 and the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020. 

Maria's first photo book 'Some Kind Of Heavenly Fire' is now available to order via Setanta Books.

In the press: 

The Guardian

British Journal of Photography 

Financial Times 

American Suburb X

GUP Magazine

Collector Daily


Paper Journal 

Print sales: Open Doors Gallery

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Represented by Stem Agency


2020 Jakarta International Photography Festival  - Jakarta, Indonesia (postponed to 2021) 

2020 Lagos Photo Festival  - PH Museum Photography Grant Finalists – Lagos, Nigeria

2020 Imago Lisboa Photo Festival - Lisbon, Portugal

2020 Encontros da Imagem Discovery Awards - Praga, Portugal

2020 Verzasca Foto Festival - PH Museum Photography Grant Finalists - Valle Verzasca, Switzerland

2020 Helsinki Photo Festival - Helsinki, Finland 

2020 The Affordable Art Fair – Battersea, London

2020 Open Doors Gallery Landscape Exhibition & Book Launch - London

2020 British Journal of Photography Female in Focus 2019 – London & New York

2019 Open Doors Gallery Group Exhibition - London

2019 The Auction Collective “The Summer Auction” – Candid Arts, Lontoo 

2018 Open Doors Gallery Group Exhibition - London

2018 The Auction Collective – Menier Gallery, London

2017 Peckham International Art Fair – London

2017 Open Doors Gallery Group Exhibition - London

2017 If You Leave Showcase - London & New York

2016 Hen’s Teeth Prints X 3FE -Dublin

2016 Choice Cuts - The Royal Hibernarian Gallery, Dublin

2016 Artists in Residence - Hen’s Teeth Prints, Dublin

2015 Space Jamz  - Humble Arts Foundation, New York

2015 Of the Afternoon – London

© 2019 Maria Lax