Arno Rafael Minkkinen: 'Taivaanranta' (Firmament)

Art, Photography
'Narragansett', 1973, by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, courtesy PUG OSLO
'Narragansett', 1973, by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, courtesy PUG OSLO

Finnish photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s 'Taivaanranta' ('Firmament') is a series of nude self-portraits taken outdoors. It's a lot more, er, artful than it sounds. Minkkinen’s body becomes a part of the natural landscape, its rhythms and contours merge with the Scandinavian wilderness. The result is a series of beautifully surreal black and white compositions. The exhibition's highlight is a collection of photographs taken during a trip to Croatia, premiered here. Minkkinen teaches a free workshop on 9 December called 'Gravity Sleeps - The Magic of Photography', held in Gorgona Hall.

Event website: http://www.msu.hr/?/en/