Dirk Kome (Netherlands, 1976) studied Photography at the Rietveld academie and at the Rijksakademie of Visual Arts in Amsterdam.
In his work he examines what the passing of time does to people and their surroundings. The characteristic style of Komes somewhat eccentric subjects are lovingly captured. This poetic eye and a distinctive feel for light and texture cause a deceptive simplicity. Almost unconsciously the viewer enters the interior of the subjects' universes.
Kome started in 1999 with a series about his parents and brother at their farm. Then followed the rest of his family, the area he grew up and the people who live there. Once he starts a series, he keeps going back untill the people have died and their homes are gone.
He received various stipends and took part in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and Asia. His work is in the collections of museums, companies and individuals. This year he co-curated the groupshow Farming Folk ’ Adventures in the Countryside' in the The Hague Museum of Photography and published his first book.