Blogs // 8 Blogs by Agent Molly & Co

 
AGENTMOLLY&CO presents Ryan Koopmans 'Portrait Of Modernity'
'Portrait Of Modernity' - An ongoing exploration of surreal architecture, structures and megacities around the world with an emphasis on the social and environmental consequences of hyper-globalization. Ryan Koopmans c/o AGENTMOLLY&CO is a Dutch Canadian photographer interested in the built environment and the societies that are shaped by those environments.

Born in Amsterdam (1986) he was raised on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada, completed his undergraduate education at UBC in Vancouver, and in 2012 received a Masters of Fine Art in Photography, Video & Related Media at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

His undergraduate degree in the interdisciplinary practices of geography, art history, and psychology formed the basis for his interest in architecture and the communities living in that architecture.

Koopmans is primarily drawn to photographing surreal structures in our world’s megacities and urban landscapes. Formal qualities in their geometry, repetition, and saturation help him illustrate what he terms ‘the poetry of form in interesting locations.’

In essence, his work documents the points of intersection where the natural and manmade converge. He credits his upbringing on Canada’s rugged West Coast, where distances and vistas are vast, as to why he often photographs from a removed perspective, embracing a large sense of scale.


Currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, the majority of the year Koopmans travels around the world for both personal and assigned photography & video projects. © // 34 files show complete blog
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Sweden is up and running! LET US PRODUCE YOUR WORK IN SWEDEN and have a look at 'Up the Past' by Erik Johansson c/o AGENT MOLLY & CO
LET US PRODUCE YOUR WORK IN SWEDEN! We are still up and running and open for work over here.  Studio or location - casting - styling, everything you need.  We keep the teams small and tight and of course safe - you can join us via link. And don´t forget to check out our great illustrators who are super safe to work with! No teams at all needed!  We are here for you!

A look into the past, and idea about how we tend to see more positive on the things that are behind us. Photographed by Erik Johansson c/o AGENT MOLLY & CO at the same location in winter and summer in Sweden. © // 1 file show complete blog
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Erik Johansson c/o AGENTMOLLY&CO 'Places Beyond' - Exhibition at Fotografiska Stockholm
“Even if the worlds I create often are impossible, I want it to seem like they could exist. Realism is an important ingredient in my image-making. I always prefer to shoot as much as possible on site, in the environment where it's meant to take place, rather than in a studio, and then combine it later”, Erik Johansson says.

Erik Johansson c/o AGENTMOLLY&CO is the wizard that, with equal amounts technical skill, curiosity, and boundless imagination, manages to conjure up worlds that at first feel familiar to us, until we realise that they are not familiar at all. Managing to create places that challenge both reality and your imagination – that is what artist and photographer Erik Johansson does. His skilfully composed, surrealistic photographs invite the viewer to an exciting journey. One where each detail is carved out to take you beyond reality, to the stories of the surreal reality. The stories that, among other things, are meant to make you reflect on what we are doing to the planet.

As a photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson tests the boundaries between what is real and what is fiction. He describes his both unique and acclaimed style as unreal ideas implemented in a realistic way, with a touch of humour. Since 2012 he has been living in Berlin, working with his own projects and clients such as Google, Adobe and Microsoft. For him, taking photographs is rather collecting material in order to realise his ideas and a finished picture can consist of hundreds of photographic images. Each new project is a new challenge and Erik’s goal is to make each picture look as realistic as possible. Erik grew up on a farm in Västergötland. "Growing up in the Swedish countryside has had a great impact on my visual style. Many of the environments I use in my pictures are places around where my parents live, with wide open landscapes and small red houses". Erik had an interest in drawing and computers from an early age, escaping to other worlds through his computer games. "When I was 15 I got my first digital camera, which opened up new doors for me." However, it was the manipulation of the photograph that interested him the most, being able to create something that could not be captured with the camera. In 2005 he moved to Gothenburg to study computer science at Chalmers University of Technology. During his studies, he began publishing pictures online, which in turn led to offers of commissioned work from various local advertising agencies. He began freelancing in tandem with his studies, landing more and more assignments. On graduating from Chalmers he decided to continue freelancing full-time as a photographer. "Although I still think that interaction design is a very interesting topic, photography and retouching are my passions."


Erik Johansson  'Places Beyond'
06/12/2019 - 01/03/2020
Fotografiska Stockholm
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IMAGE // Erik Johansson: Imagine
IMAGE // Erik Johansson - Soundscapes
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