THEO DERKSEN 

STORYTELLING | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN

My art work is in national and international, private as well as corporate collections.

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Selection: The Kodak archives USA, Polaroid Corporation photography collection, Bibliotheque National Paris Fr, Foreign photographers Moravian Museum Brno Cz. Collection Scheringa NL, Museum More Gorsel NL. Swinnen collection Be, Andries collection Be, Van Hoef collection NL, Fine Art Collection Weert. City Collection Yuhang/Hangzhou China and many more personal and company collections. 

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My photographs are not assembled nor Photoshopped. 

Photoshop is only used as a digital darkroom.

PROJECTS

Commercial Angels

COMMERCIAL ANGELS - Hangzhou. China 2015 -

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During my work trip in Hangzhou in 2015, I made  try-outs for  my ideas for my possible Grand Canal project (Hangzhou -Beying).

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At night I always walked inside shopping centers in Hangzhou and saw the women in life size commercial posters, blasting in headlights. With my photography shrugged their faces out of context, a detail from the large billboards. When I saw the first images hit the resulting image of these "women" me deeply. The unexpected beauty "heavenly" of angels who came from "earthly" commercial. This was serendipity. The typical colors arose partly because I photographed my angels at night and only those sat for a light had this heavenly radiance. During the day it did not work! From the outset I have recordings of my angels in a round frame captured a circle as the circular image is common in Chinese art). An homage to where I met them, Hangzhou!

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One of these Photographs was presented to the CEO of Ali Baba, internet store.

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