Itâ€™s stated that artists put a little bit of themselves into their artwork. Arno Rafael Minkkinen does that actually. His pictures at all times function part of him interacting with the environment. And itâ€™s not actually plucking flowers or throwing dust; Minkkinen makes use of his hand to observe the curvature of the mountains, or pretends to be holding a bunch of hay (itâ€™s truly a tree and itâ€™s reflection in water).
Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish photographer working within the USA. â€œLots of my images are troublesome to make,â€ he writes on his web site.Â
Some can even be dangerous. I do not want to have someone else coming in harmâ€™s way taking the risks I need to take: to lean out off a cliff or stay underwater for the sake of my picture. We control how much pain we can tolerate; such information is unknowable by anyone else.