Arno Minkkinen in Blind Magazine

On the occasion of the exhibition Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Fifty Years at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, Blind takes a closer look at one image by the Finnish photographer whose work obsessively stages his nude body in nature.


There is a messianic aspect to Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s photography: we see him suspended in mid-air, tiptoeing on the surface of water, or yet balancing on one leg on the bend of a tree, and we find it hard to believe these images are the work of a single man. And yet, for fifty years, Minkkinen has been working alone, aided only by a self-timer, and avoiding any digital interference.

27 January 2020