The Touch presents in words and pictures episodes in the lives of people that have changed their destiny or left an indelible impression. The artist Harri Larjosto has composed a series of photographic portraits of these turning points as descriptive narratives. The stories tell of youth, love and sexuality or something more mundane like a major hobby or moving obsession, even an accident or addiction. Apart from their deep analysis and sharp humour, Larjosto’s photos also convey an element of fantasy and benevolence. They are a tribute to man’s individuality and difference. In addition to the stories and photos, the book by LIKE contains essays by Taina Kinnunen and Annamari Vanska on Harri Larjosto’s art. (hard cover, 96p, horizontalA4, 4-color, text in english, swedish and finnish).
Harri Larjosto (1952) is a Finnish media artist who has worked with photography and video, lens based installations since the end of the 80's. Larjosto has years of varied artistic work behind him, in wich he has explored the image and tested out the limits of the different artistic disciplines. He has produced photographs, videos, installations, collages, paintings and performances.