After a career in product design and styling Ernst Coppejans graduated from the Photoacademy Amsterdam and has been working as a freelance photographer ever since. In adition to commissioned, editorial and commercial projects, he is always working on his own concepts and projects. Through his work Ernst loves to tell stories, stories that he thinks need to be told. The people, the lives they live and the choices they make, fascinate him. His concepts emerge from his own experiences and curiosity about the lives of extraordinary people. Ernst Coppejans has won many photography prices, such as Zilveren Camera Award 2014 in the category portrait series and the SO2014.
PETER BAS MENSINK, CO-FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER GUP MAGAZINE:
“Ernst Coppejans is at the front of a new class Dutch photographers that seem to reach the top on their own. Over the last year Coppejans has broken through with his obstinate and pervasive portrait photography. His style characterizes itself by mostly colorful portraits with a personal look into the characters of his subjects. The extra layer that Coppejans creates is the story behind every photo, which is terminated in the image that he creates with the stories behind the portrayed persons.
I am represented by Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam.