Petri Anttonen (b. 1961) is a Helsinki-based photographer and visual artist. He began his artistic career in the early 1990s with works investigating the representation of time and motion. His work with the so-called temporal sequence photography earned him the Finnish State Prize for photography in 1999. This work, The Touch of Time, is an artistic work, but also an art-oriented study on photography and its underlying theoretical definitions. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally, and he has work in several collections. Anttonen received his Doctorate in Fine Art from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (University of Art and Design) in 2005. He lives and works in Helsinki.
In his latest artwork of three-dimensional photographs, Anttonen follows traditional photographic conventions with new technology. The 3D photographs are made using the lenticular technique in which the illusion of depth is created by interlaced photographs. The new method is to combine the traditional photography and computer generated modeling. Three-dimensional photography is a kind of opening towards placing this area of photography alongside other practices of representation.
The key elements in Petri Anttonen’s work are investigation of the practices of viewing and development of pictorial expression.