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Esko Männikkö

Untitled (From "Blues Brothers" series)

Archival Pigment Print
24 1/50 × 31 89/100 in
61 × 81 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Esko Männikkö
Finnish, b. 1959
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Photographer Esko Männikkö gently captures fragments of rural landscapes, animals, and people, which he places in antique decorative frames found at flea markets. The intense cropping of his images divorces them from the possibility of a fixed narrative and draws each image’s formal qualities to the forefront: The symmetrical compositions formally interact with the hand-selected old wooden frames, offering meditations on aging, rural dilapidation, and poverty while remaining objective and detached. Männikkö borrows his deadpan way of looking and interest in allover composition from Dusseldorf School photographers like Thomas Struth, but translates them into an intimate, quieter scale.

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Esko Männikkö
Finnish, b. 1959
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Photographer Esko Männikkö gently captures fragments of rural landscapes, animals, and people, which he places in antique decorative frames found at flea markets. The intense cropping of his images divorces them from the possibility of a fixed narrative and draws each image’s formal qualities to the forefront: The symmetrical compositions formally interact with the hand-selected old wooden frames, offering meditations on aging, rural dilapidation, and poverty while remaining objective and detached. Männikkö borrows his deadpan way of looking and interest in allover composition from Dusseldorf School photographers like Thomas Struth, but translates them into an intimate, quieter scale.

Esko Männikkö

Untitled (From "Blues Brothers" series)

Archival Pigment Print
24 1/50 × 31 89/100 in
61 × 81 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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