‘I tend to lose myself in words and that is why photography has become my ally. I seek answers in places hidden in plain sight. I feel curiosity about everyday objects with secret desires to be the main character.’ — Denis Cherim.
Born in Romania the photographer Denis Cherim grew up in Spain and currently bases in Madrid. In his work, he captures the surreal scenes from his own surroundings. More than that by experimenting with the angles and composition, his photos are a play with a perspective. And perhaps they are a sort of proof that anything can be beautiful — it is just a matter of how you choose to look at it.
His ongoing photographic series The Coincidence Project started in late 2012. And you will have a hard time believing that these perfectly timed photos taken by Denis Cherim aren’t photoshopped. Here the common to an eye urban and natural landscapes merge and create a certain surprising balance.
‘As the project´s name reveals I look to capture different scenes where the subjects appear to be coincidently together creating an amusing combination. A combination that makes you look twice and tells you a whole new story about an everyday situation.’
Showing everyday objects from an unexpected point of view Denis Cherim aims to leave the observer with a surreal feeling. In fact, the juxtapositions he creates make different parts of the scene interact with each other and form another image.
‘Through the coincidences of unconnected elements, I discover new places where nothing is beautiful or ugly. Nothing is big or small, nothing is good or bad — it is only exciting. And all of a sudden duality disappears and leaves space for unity. Where there are two, there seems to be three, and where there seems to be three, there is actually only one.’