Centred in themes of consumption and luxury, the work of Dutch photographer Joram Blomkwist grapples with the pursuit, and destruction of, iconic symbols of wealth.
Through his background in advertising campaigns and editorial work, Blomkwist developed a fascination with the behind the scenes of a story, using his camera to illuminate issues of material fetishism and abundance. In his critically praised series “Crushed Cars” Blomkwist deftly exposes the lifespan of luxury, asking what happens to value when these objects no longer serve us?
Blomkwist’s most recent work “Sound of Silence” documents deserted nightclubs during the closures of the Covid-19 pandemic and was nominated for selecting the Dutch Photography Awards. Joram Blomkwist’s impressive body of work has appeared in national publications and exhibitions, he continues to live and work in Amsterdam.
Damn magazine | Crushed cars
GARAGISME magazine | Crushed cars
Average Art | Anger Management
PS van de week/Het Parool | Talking Trash
PS van de week | Sound of Silence
Pakhuis de Zwijger | Talking Trash
GEO Kompakt | Anger Management
Joods Cultureel Kwartier | Talking Trash
P.M Magazine | Anger Management
NOMINATED for Selection of Dutch Photography Awards 2021 | Sound of Silence
IPA International Photo Awards 2020
Honorable mention for Nobody Knows | Ferrari 1987
TIFA Tokyo International Photo Awards 2018
Honorable mention for Anger management
Amsterdam Museum/Corona in de stad | Sound of Silence | 2020/2021
Outdoor group exhibition Eye Amsterdam| Sound of Silence | 15-05-21
REPUBLIEK gallery | Nobody knows | Ferrari 1987 | 21-11-21 / 21-03-22
REPUBLIEK gallery | Group exhibition | 05-03-22 / 24-04-22
Haarlemmerdijk 87 Amsterdam