JUN AHN

January 7, 2018

WOOOOH! Just looking at this gives me vertigo and I already have a fear of heights!

South Korean photographer Jun Ahn’s provocative self-portraits have been exhibited and reviewed internationally; her first solo exhibition on the west coast explores the strength and vulnerability, illusion and reality inherent in this visceral series.

Jun Ahn: On the Verge

IVAN MARTIN JIROUS (MAGOR)

September 25, 2017

Ivan Martin Jirous (Magor) was a Czech poet, best known for being the artistic director of the Czech psychedelic rock group The Plastic People of the Universe and later one of the organizers of the Czech underground during the communist regime. I took this photo in NYC during Magor’s first visit after spending 8 years as a political prisoner. This is a book cover for a biography about his life.

Image © Minna Pyyhkala

THE SNOWBEDS

May 25, 2017

The series “Snow Beds” are photographs I shot in Koli National Park in Finland in the middle of winter with four hours of light during the day. I was an artist in residence in the middle of a nature reserve, alone. The “Snow Beds” are my diaries from that period.

December 6th: I wanted to come to Koli in the dead of winter. I’ve had had a fear and fascination with the dark for my entire life. I thought I would be afraid here, alone in the wild. I have always felt safe in downtown Manhattan, Prague, Paris, in the center of big cities. The countryside is foreign to me. Surprisingly I feel safe here, it’s my Motherland, she must be cradling me. The darkness doesn’t frighten me. It’s so quiet, this must be what it’s like being buried. The only sound is the snow falling off the trees, it’s a soft thud that is comforting.

Photos©Minna Pyyhkala

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THE RED BALLOON

April 10, 2017

As a child, my favorite book was "The Red Balloon" by French author Albert Lamorisse. This photo is a tribute to the main character Pascal and his red balloon that follows him around Paris. The story is a vision of child's retreat into an inner world that is free of mean parents, bullies, and scornful teachers. Photo I of II. From the series "Departures" Prague, CR
Photo © Minna Pyyhkala

LAUNCHING!

February 23, 2016

Welcome to JUMP rabbit JUMP! ©  We are hopin’ happy to be live!!!  

Photo © Minna Pyyhkala