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The Many Lives of Erik Kessels

The Many Lives of Erik Kessels presents the highly anticipated first illustrated survey of this pioneering and influential curator, editor, and artist whose varied experiments with photography and photographic archives have allowed us to reconsider the medium’s vernacular and narrative possibilities in today’s inundated image landscape. “People consume photographs,” says Kessels, “they don’t look at them anymore.” This volume is a primer on how to look—and how to better understand the hybrid practice of this artist who defies categorisation. I received a brief from Erik Kessels to create a concept for a book for Aperture Foundation NYC and CAMERA, Torino, which serve as an overview of the entirety of his artistic practice up to now. Using the title as inspiration, I proposed a playful and varied design of the book which has 5 different cases and 4 different covers, assembled in random, showing some of the many faces of Erik's work. The interior organises the multitude of projects into chapters with surprise encounters with the people in his work. I worked from the initial start of the concept through to production, including the edit and design of the book.

Project Roles
Art Director, Designer, Editor (Brand/Content)
Company
Aperture
Skills
Adobe InDesign, Art Direction, Design, Editing, Editorial
Media
Books
Project Industries
Media
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
The Many Lives of Erik Kessels