Petri Juntunen is a Finnish photographer, currently living in Helsinki. In his works and projects, Juntunen studies the topics of memory, loss and melancholy, often using novel methods of imaging and representation including 3D scanning, laser engraving and projections. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Europe and Finland, the latest being at The Finnish Museum of Photography.
At The Heart of It All is a study of the individual contemplating upon his mortality, how one looks upon his own existence, at the same time seeing the beginning and sensing the inevitable end. How the knowledge of this absurdity of existence transform into social constructs and eschatological fantasies that try to make the sense of ending bearable. Images of At The Heart of It All are spaces within spaces, where the remnants of humanity exist in the form of wrecks, ruins and absence. Emblems where time is made visible and places act as repositories of memories.
The series is part of a new book titled ‘At The Heart of It All’ published by Hatje Cantz (see link below).