Smith & Köppen - Portrait photographer experts in exposing hidden subcultures in iconic work-of-art portraitures. They do things differently by using dramatic lightning effects when photographing, even outside of the studio environment. They are well known for their underworld portraits of music festivals, events and nightclubs all over the world.
Wasteland is Europe's most notorious adult playground where the fetish lifestyle is celebrated and applauded. Photographers duo Smith & Koppen had the privilege to be invited backstage to document the visual transformation of the artists and performers into otherworldly characters. The series of photographs plunge us into a dystopian world with an overlay of neon, futuristic science-fiction.
Since 1996 in Arles, Voies Off supports the emerging photography through a festival, a prize, a gallery, a pro lab and a publishing house.
Voorafgaand aan de Thursday Night is er om 18.30 uur een maaltijd van verse, biologische producten in Het Nieuwe Café. Een kans om alvast van gedachten te wisselen met de sprekers, medewerkers en bezoekers van het avondprogramma. De maaltijd kost 17,50 euro, inclusief drankjes. Tot uiterlijk een dag van tevoren reserveren.
Dutch Design is not usually synonymous with excessive indulgence. But a little overdone and a little strange is actually pretty good. Extravagant dives into nothing more than flamyboyant excesses in its lineup of five artists.
Smith discusses a motley of colourful and distinct personalities and the transformation of Smith & Koppen's work in the past year.
Presented by IMG BNO LAB at the Nieuw Het Instituut in Rotterdam.
Wasteland - Marcus Koppen + Darren Smith, taken at Wasteland 26 November 2016 North Sea Venue, Zaandam Wasteland is Europe's most notorious adult playground where the fetish lifestyle is celebrated and applauded. Photographers Marcus Koppen and Darren Smith had the privilege to be invited backstage to document the visual transformation of the artists and performers into otherworldly characters.
Smith & Koppen's Planet Wasteland series is featured by Metaphor Images Photo Editor Bohdan Warchomij's blog.
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