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“My name is Johann Kööp (@kanaliha), originally from Estonia, but currently living and studying in the Netherlands. In my photography, I mostly reflect on personal stories and feelings and try to present them as something surreal, yet familiar.”⠀
“I have trouble figuring out what these things mean to me, so in a way, the surreal aspect of my work represents the confusion within me. I play around with different types of lighting to find a way to visualize both the surreal and the familiar aspects of the emotions I the concepts are inspired by.⠀
“I started out by photographing dark landscapes or scenes that meant something to me, but over time I have started to take more interest in people and have been influenced by fashion photography.” ⠀
“I feel like I can have more control over my ideas and concepts this way and communicate in a way that is more satisfying for myself. I often like to go back to photographing landscapes and still life for a chance to learn from my past and reflect upon the ideas I had back then.”
Doka Featured is a series initiated by Doka. Doka features emerging photographers via weekly takeovers on our Instagram profile. At the end of the year an exclusive selection of prints will be selected which will be availabe in a limited edition.
Do you want to get featured? Submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org and use our hashtag #dokafeatured