They say that artists depict a little bit of their life in their creations. But this photographer takes it a step further by artistically placing his subjects, and sometimes himself, in his photos to create breathtaking landscapes.
We are talking about none other than Arno Rafael Minkkinen. A Finnish-American photographer, educator, curator, and writer with over 100 solo shows and nearly 200 group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide.
Minkkinen doesn’t create artificial illusions or pull any camera tricks to cheat the brain. He perfectly places his human subjects (sometimes himself) in photos to create breathtaking landscapes. He portrays his subjects as though they are part of the landscape and a crucial component of the photo.
Let’s take a look at some of his amazing creations: