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Will Cooper / "Photatoes" Food & Stillife Photography
London

Vita

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

WARNING VERY PRETENTIOUS!

Will Cooper, creator of fine photatoes.

I use cameras to take photos. But not always very serious photos so it's better to call them 'photatoes'. 

I sometimes use a medium format traditional film camera. This is worth mentioning for some reason.

I make photatoes that reflect pop culture, surreal moments, the daft and sometimes really deeeeep art stuff with bizarre references. I like the overlap of commercial and personal work and how context can completely transform a photograph. Just put it in a gallery and make it art.

I start the creative process not by thinking 'how can I make a work of art'. Rather, I'll think of or come across something that just needs to be photographed. It could be a little social moment I want to play with or a bigger idea. Maybe it’s been there for years just waiting to be turned into a photato. 

You don't have to look at my work with a deep and serious gallery-visit face whispering to the person beside you because saying it too loudly might risk someone overhearing and thinking you're a philistine. You're allowed to laugh ;)

“Please note that I didn’t want to make a work of art out of it.” Marcel Duchamp

 

Reference list Clients, Magazines, Books, Exhibitions etc.

Selected Clients:

English First - Indonesia https://www.ef.co.id/englishfirst/adults/

Secret Cinema https://www.secretcinema.org/

MBA https://www.mba.co.uk

Magazines:

Sacrebleu! https://www.sacrebleumagazine.com/best-in-beauty

Polyester https://polyesterzine.com/mmmmm/

 Exhibitions:

2018 - Sendiri - Solo Show, Paviliun 28, Jakarta https://www.instagram.com/paviliun_28/

Sendiri is on show at the British Embassy Jakarta as part of their permanent collection. 

2019 - The Other Art Fair - Group Show, Kings Cross London https://www.theotherartfair.com/

Social media links:

https://www.instagram.com/will.cooper.photography/

https://www.willcooperphotography.com/

Client contact details:

contact@willcooperphotography.com

+44 (0) 77 8880 8460

 

Clients

Sacrebleu Mag

Polyester Mag

Harrow School

MBA

EIIR

English First

Shooting Gallery Asia

Future Cinema

The good exchange

Army

Secret Cinema

Unspun 

Yayasan Cheshire Indonesia