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Will Cooper

United Kingdom

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

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In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Ha Long Kerala, Photography

Will Cooper

Ha Long Kerala, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Black Water Willow, Photography

Will Cooper

Black Water Willow, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Sour Sand, Photography

Will Cooper

Sour Sand, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Lonely Sycamore, Photography

Will Cooper

Lonely Sycamore, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Rolling Zucchini, Photography

Will Cooper

Rolling Zucchini, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Peppertoa, Photography

Will Cooper

Peppertoa, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Banana Bahama, Photography

Will Cooper

Banana Bahama, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

In time for Christmas
Will Cooper, Apple Blossom, Photography

Will Cooper

Apple Blossom, 2020
25 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 702

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