jean-pierre damen is an urban photographer documenting urbanity in its broadest sense: from street impressions to abstracts views on the city, from atmospheric nightshots to (life in) urban space and architecture.

General recurring themes in his work are: the relation between hyperindividuality and isolation, and existential anxiety caused by modernity.

He takes both analogue and digital pictures with a strong preference for getting things right in-camera.

Since 2017 he has chosen photography for a theme-driven approach in documenting urbanity, resulting in two first online projects called Urban Decay and Urban Abstractions (soon back online).

In 2018 the project Sub-way-conscious was added as well as the multi-commended series Urban Dystopia, which is also featured in BANGBANGZINE issue 3. In 2019 the series Nightdrifters and a revision for Urban Dystopia were added.

His work is multi-commended at international photo-awards.


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