Jojakim Cortis (Born 1978) / Adrian Sonderegger (Born 1980)

This Swiss photographic duo began their collaborative work during  studies at ZHDK in 2005. Collectively they conceive and manufacture  surreal worlds in their compositions of 'staged' photography. 

"Cortis & Sonderegger’s works are characterised by a clear aesthetic diction. Their image tricks are satirically created, ingeniously staged and metaphorically back-filled. Objects and people take off, hover, fall... The trademark in their pictures is the fact that the impossible is nimble and playful, their photographic raw materials are simple fabrics, props and tools. The artificial structure with linkage and equipment, with reductions of foreground and background to an image scenery, with light and smoke machines etc. are often made transparent at the edges of the image, reinforcing the message with digital retouching... the two photographers make themselves known as the true inventors for their visual ideas..."

Fritz Franz Vogel, PhD Photohistorian, Editor, Curator

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