TIFA 2022 People / Life Style

Five Decades of Playing With Fire

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Toni Rasinkangas
  • Agency / Studio
    Hämeen Sanomat
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 5d Mk Iv, Sigma 35mm
  • Photo Date

Legendary Finnish stuntman Markku Eklund is 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). Eklund (born 1966) made his first fire stunt in the early 1980´s. He founded stunt team Sky Breakers, which has arranged stunt, bungy and adventure since 1989. Eklund has never got hurt by flames. The one-minute-stunt was done under stuntwoman Pia Mattinen´s supervision at the Haukilahti beach in the city of Espoo, Southern Finland (16.3.2022).

Toni Rasinkangas is a professional photographer and a journalist based in Hämeenlinna (Southern Finland), working for newspaper Hämeen Sanomat.