Makkonen is a Finnish photographer living in the beautiful lake district
in eastern Finland. He has been a professional nature photographer since
1990, after leaving the university where he was studying to be
biologist. Over the years his work has been published in numerous books
and magazines and has even been rendered in posters.
A few years ago Erkki turned his camera lens towards women, and though he
still works as a full time nature photographer, photographing women has
become his true passion. He works with amateur models and his aim is to
create delicate, lyrical, erotic images that highlight the beauty and
sensuality of women. Erkki considers himself an aesthete and visual poet.
He cites David Hamilton as major influence and is also inspired by
painting, music and nature.