The award-winning photographer and visual artist Tero Puha is known for his lens-based art and installations taking an ironic dig at the aestheticization of the male body, often pushed to contrived extremes. Borrowing the idiom of Pop culture and consumerist aesthetics, Puha deals with topically relevant themes such as the problematics of body image and gender, as well as the body as a social construct.
Meanwhile, Puha is also an incurable idolizer of beauty. This book highlights a pick of his finest portraits from throughout his career. Some of the models are passing acquaintances, while others are closer companions, but all are portrayed with an equally exquisite sense of intimacy and achingly beautiful aesthetic sensibility.
The book includes new poems by Finnish author Juhani Brander and Tero Puha´s interview.
Photography: Tero Puha
Visual Design: Ville Karppanen
Contributors: Antti Kauppinen and Juhani Brander
Size 24 x 29 cm
Publisher: Parvs Publishing 2022