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'If you want to work on your art, work on your life' | Anton Tsjechov

Alexander Koning

France, 1978. Cameraman, filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Amsterdam / The Netherlands.

'As a television cameraman, I probably filmed some 400 reports in over 50 countries during the past eighteen years. I covered anything from natural disasters, warzones and diseases to political events, music videos and short documentaries.

Through these travels, I was privileged to obtain a unique and very personal look into humanity and our global society. I was able to witness up close what most of us will only learn about through media.

Back in my studio, I transferred the Stories I encountered on my journeys into something even more lasting than television: Painting.'

'Inspired by the expressionist movements of the early 20th century like Vincent VanGogh and, Modigliani and Paul Gaugin. The works by Albert Camus on the artist and his time, Sigmund Freud's ideas of the conscious versus the unconscious mind and contemporary heroes like Marlène Dumas and Jenny Saville, I try to combine the technical and esthetic aspects of painting with documentation of our rapidly changing global identity.'

To have a closer look at my camerawork, please visit Alexander Koning AV.

Worked in:

Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Cameroon, Libya, Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Japan, Ethiopia, Syria, Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, England, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece, United States, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Denmark, Iceland.

Libya

Iraq

Rocky Mountains Usa

Azarbaijan

Indonesia

Cuba

Greece

Uganda

Haïti

Slovenia

Gaza

Jerusalem

France

Holland

Congo

Indonesia

Uganda

Libya

Egypt

Gaza

Cameroon

Indonesia

Afghanistan

Las Vegas