WARNING VERY PRETENTIOUS
Will Cooper, creator of fine photatoes.
I use cameras to take photos. But not always very serious photos so it's better to call them 'photatoes'.
I sometimes use a medium format traditional film camera. This is worth mentioning for some reason.
I make photatoes that reflect pop culture, surreal moments, the daft and sometimes really deeeeep art stuff with bizarre references. I like the overlap of commercial and personal work and how context can completely transform a photograph. Just put it in a gallery and make it art.
I start the creative process not by thinking 'how can I make a work of art'. Rather, I'll think of or come across something that just needs to be photographed. It could be a little social moment I want to play with or a bigger idea. Maybe it’s been there for years just waiting to be turned into a photato.
You don't have to look at my work with a deep and serious gallery-visit face whispering to the person beside you because saying it too loudly might risk someone overhearing and thinking you're a philistine. You're allowed to laugh ;)
“Please note that I didn’t want to make a work of art out of it.” Marcel Duchamp
LIMITED EDITION PHOTOGRAPHS BY WILL COOPER
Collectible prints of work by photographer William Cooper, whose distinctive images have been published, exhibited and commissioned by clients and creative agencies in the UK, Europe and South East Asia.
The prints are expertly produced by theprintspace London. Their digital C-type prints use silver-based and light-sensitive paper printed with a red, green and blue light source, mimicking the exposure of analogue film in a darkroom.
A numbered certificate containing a digital signature and unique holographic security stamp accompany these limited edition prints, ensuring provenance is maintained during changes of ownership.
Prints destined for the UK are despatched within one working day, using Royal Mail Signed For services. International shipping is available.
Each order comes with a money-back guarantee: full refunds are promised on orders returned within 14 days (excluding delivery costs, except where an order is damaged, defective or incorrect).