Famous Artist Post: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a famous photographer, born and raised in Finland, who is currently living in the United States. He is best known for his black and white photographs containing the juxtapose bodies, alongside landscapes. I like his work because not only is it black and white but he creates poses with bodies in such odd ways that create the perfect image and make the mind think on not only how the poses were carried out but how the camera was placed in order to get the right shot. Many positions are very dangerous and some are simple.

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One response to “Famous Artist Post: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

  1. Ok, these are some very disconcerting images. Very awesome-it’s like M.C. Escher meets Edward Weston with a hint of the grotesque. I would imagine that these photos have very little post-processing: the magic is, as you say, in the perfect attention to every detail in arranging the composition of the shot. Also, many of his photographs (including all the images you posted) are self-portraits, in one way or another, which adds a extra mind blowing dimension to the works, in my opinion.

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