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Niels Coppes

1 september - 1 oktober

The images shot by Niels Coppes are very personal and intimate. Somewhere at the fringes half a ship floates or a car is left abandoned. A young woman stares at us, in a pervasive manner. Still, this isn’t a fairytale, on the contary. Reality is never far away. Most images litteraly were found alongside the road, on the rivershore, at markets or just in the kitchen at home.

A big nightly eye. It seems like flour, floating on thick black oil. The windswept pupil forms the centre of the gently waving iris, while there is a sharp cut running through the right side of the eye.
In the leaf of the rampant weed and the crumbling wall behind it, the same velvetlike quality returns.
But it could also have been a breast, wavy reed, or a wall with graffity; the images are very personal and intimate. Somewhere at the fringes half a ship floates or a car is left abandoned. A young woman stares at us, in a pervasive manner.

Still, this isn’t a fairytale, on the contary. Reality is never far away. Most images litteraly were found alongside the road, on the rivershore, at markets or just in the kitchen at home.

Niels Coppes (Gennep, 1971) is a self-taught photographer. Curator of photography by profession he works with the images of others on a daily basis. This forms an everlasting source of inspiration and resulted, amongst others, in a keen interest in the working process of other photographers. He himself combines analogue & digital and colour with black & white. The narration with images in bookform is his favorite medium.

More on his work: www.nielscoppes.nl
 

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