Tomas Mutsaers

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.

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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?

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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.

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To view more of Tomas’ work, please visit his website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Small Talk Collective
Womens Photography Collective
Small Talk Collective
Portland, Oregon


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women: Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Jennifer Timmer Trail, Kelli Pennington, Kristina Hruska, Leslie Hickey, and Marico Fayre. As a group, we explore the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller, pool resources, provide support and critique, and facilitate community events and discussions. We engage in the best kind of "small talk," that which binds us together both as a collective and within a larger community of women and minority artists, fostering stronger work and collaboration. Our first book, We're Always Touching by Underground Wires, was published in April 2018.

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