Maarten Kools. Black Dog

7 Apr 2017 – 6 May 2017

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Berlin, Germany


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“Black Dog” photo series were produced by Maarten Kools as a reaction to his best friend?s suicide who was suffering from depression.


This event marked as a turning point in Kool's life and his approach to his work: From the need to make more personal and urgent photographs than before these iconic images shown here were taken.

How do you perceive your surroundings when you are depressed? Or afraid? Maarten doesn't want to tell a story about the death of his girlfriend but wants to show his own perspective on the depression topic. With his photos, he is looking for the “Black Dog” , a term which is used as pseudonym for depression.

The work of 1970's born photographer in Tilburg, Netherlands is an ongoing series. These contrasting black and white photos were produced spontaneously and with small-format cameras in Amsterdam, Berlin and Riga where Kools meets a “Black Dog”.

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Maarten Kools


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