Aapo Huhta was born in Haapajärvi, Finland in 1985. He holds an MA in photography from the Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki Finland. Huhta works for editorial magazines and makes his personal documentary based essay projects. He received the award of the Young Nordic Photographer of the Year 2015. In 2014 Huhta was selected as one of the Top 30 Under 30 photographers by Magnum Photos. His work has been published for example in Vice, Bloomberg Businessweek, Dazed Digital, Paper Journal, Fotografia Magazine, APhotoEditor, Lens Culture, PDN, Red Cross Publications, Raymond, Photo Raw, HBL, Suomen Kuvalehti, Image and Helsingin Sanomat. Today we share Aapo’s series titled Block.
Block is a photographic essay, amassed as a set of visions, offering hints for storylines in a murky, dystopic scene of the city witnessed by a stranger. Focusing on gray, concrete features with some people as spectators, narrowing down the elements in the frame, driven most often by the observation of the shapes the light creates, it alludes to a mute perspective toward contemporary city life and the people’s role in it.
Simultaneously it is a story where the photographer plays the role of a protagonist in the big city that throws a newcomer into its infinite whirl of new people and peculiar surroundings. Photographs for the series were shot in New York between 2014 and 2015.
To view more of Aapo’s work please visit his website.
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