Monday, 20 February 2012

Erik Kessel

Erik Kessels (1966) is a founding partner and Creative Director of KesselsKramer, an independent international communications agency located in Amsterdam. Kessels works and has worked for national and international clients such as Nike, Diesel, J&B Whisky, Oxfam, Ben, Vitra and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel. He has won numerous international awards. KesselsKramer comprises thirty-eight people of eight different nationalities and has been in operation since 1996. It believes in finding new ways for brands to tell stories using whatever media is most relevant to their message.
Erik has designed, edited and published several books of vernacular photography through KesselsKramer Publishing –including the in almost every picture series, The Instant Men and Wonder. Since 2000, he has been an editor of the alternative photography magazine Useful Photography.
He has curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands and at Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie Arles. He was one of four curators (with Lou Reed, Fred Ritchin and Vince Aletti) of the New York Photo Festival 2010 where he presented the exhibition Use me Abuse me.

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