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KOTO BOLOFO

PHOTOGRAPHER + DIRECTOR

Koto Bolofo

The scene he operates in has changed significantly since he came to London in the early 1960s, a political refugee from apartheid South Africa. Inspired by the visual culture of the swinging days of capital, it was in the 1980s that Bolofo really started to break through, shooting editorials for Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ and campaigns for Hermès, Dior and Louis Vuitton, publishing several photobooks and spending two years documenting his hero, Lord Snowdon.

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I love using the word “photograph” instead of 'image', 'image' for me is disposable

-Koto Bolofo
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The result of a seven-year project, Bolofo’s images showcase the painstaking measures that go into the production of a single Hermès product.

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‘His intimacy with his subjects is something you really feel in his work; he works hard to make a connection with his subjects to get to a level of ease and total openness. You see it in the books he makes, like Dreams and Venus: there is an extraordinary level of trust between photographer and subject.’

-Willemijn van der Zwaan

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