Tomas Mutsaers (b. 1992) is a Dutch photographer who lives and works in Rotterdam. He received his BA in Photography from AKV | St. Joost Breda in 2014. He’s interested in how he can reconstruct and re-contextualize the mundane and ordinary public spaces around him. He has been nominated for the ISPA Student Award and the Fontanel Finals Young Talents Awards. Today we share his series Deliberate Coincidences.
Through observations of the public space I search for the extraordinary in the ordinary. The public space is a playground of the strange and wonderful where coincidences come together. These encouters give a new meaning to the surroundings they are in. What happens if I manipulate those encounters?
In Deliberate Coincidences I examine the meaning of the surroundings I photograph. The identity of spaces are as variable as the objects that are placed within them. I question the identity of these places by changing the context. I reconstruct my images and examine the relationship between object and image. In these reconstructions I use the interaction between the reproductions of my encounters and the assembly of the images. By doing so, I try to recontextualize the existing images.
To view more of Tomas’ work, please visit his website.