Hello my name is Sander Dekker
Febuary 22 - March 21, 2020
Sander Dekker's Unique Photography
Ever since he was a mere toddler, Sander Dekker has been fascinated by the presence of extrovert and outgoing individuals. This deeply rooted admiration truly persisted throughout his growing up and is more than obvious in his mature work. From his late twenties, Sander held a role of an art director in the fashion industry, working for various prestigious labels.
This work experience eventually turned out to be a pivotal influence in his photography career, as Sander’s reality merged with a fresh one. Ultimately, Dekker's inner world started to protrude with a universe of self-confident and sexual individuals - this effectively became the focal subject of his photography. Starting with the year of 2011, however, the artist began to explore the autonomous and more non-conceptual field of photography. Sander's mature work is basically focused on raw presentations of male and female models, all of which are supposed to indicate the edgy and eccentric characters Dekker held dear to heart since his early childhood.
This artist has also been praised for his peculiar and realistic approach, leading some to even describe his work as voyeuristic. Dekker relies on his trusty 33 mm wide angle lens to mimic human eye vision and this characteristic makes his photos highly spontaneous and impromptu. Combining that fact with the artist's tendency to not make his sessions last too long, it comes as no surprise that improvisation is a crucial factor for Sander's art.