Internationally exhibited and published.
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
BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT…
2018 - SENDIRI - Solo Show Paviliun28, Jakarta
2019 - The Other Art Fair - Group Show, Kings Cross, London