Erik Kessels is the iconoclastic creative director of KesselsKramer, a world-renowned communications agency based in Amsterdam. Since 1996, he has built up an accomplished portfolio for national and international clients. His personal projects are just as impressive: as an artist and photography collector, he has published various books of his ‘collected’ images.
Almost Every Picture is an ongoing series where Erik champions ordinary people going about their business – which are far from normal. His fascination with gathering photographs has extended to curating shows based around his archive. Album Beauty shown at the FOAM Gallery in Amsterdam, was an “ode to the vanishing era of the photo album” where he exhibited family portraits collected to create a “visual anthropology”.
At Here 2013, Erik took us through both some of his personal publishing projects and some unusual client work to give us an insight into his unique creative thinking.