Ernst is an award winning portrait and documentary photographer from Amsterdam. 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.
The strength of the underdog is the continuous theme i all his personal work.
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 years 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"