TITLE: "Five Decades of Playing with Fire"
Legendary Finnish stuntman Markku Eklund is set on fire.
Eklund is considered to be one of the stunt pioneers of Finnish film industry with a body of work that includes films such as The Romanov Stones (Romanovin kivet, 1993) and The Real McCoy (1999).
"Human torch" Eklund made his first fire stunt in the early 1980´s at the age of 12. He never got hurt by flames.
Photo was taken on 16th of March 2022. The one-minute-stunt was done under supervision at the Haukilahti beach in Espoo, Southern Finland.
AUTHOR: Toni Rasinkangas (Finland)
Toni Rasinkangas is a Hämeenlinna-based (Southern Finland) photographer and a journalist, working for newspaper Hämeen Sanomat.
2021/2022 Fine Art Photography Awards:
-Nominee in Photojournalism category
-Nominee in Portrait category
2021 International Photo Awards IPA:
-Honorable Mention in Editorial/Press-Photo Essay/Feature Story category.
-Honorable Mention in People, Family category.
2020 Finnish Photo Awards: 6th place in Reportage/photojournalism category.
2019 Finnish Nature Photograph of the Year: 4th place in Nature and Man category.
2018 Finnish Underwater Photographer of the Year: Overall winner.
2015 Finnish Regional Newspaper Photo Contest: 3rd place.
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