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Nathan Coe

Nathan Coe,  Breaking the Rules , 2018, Archival pigment print, Limited edition set, sizes: 24 × 18 in. (61 × 45.7 cm), 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm), and 54 × 40 in. (137.2 × 101.6 cm)

Nathan Coe, Breaking the Rules, 2018, Archival pigment print, Limited edition set, sizes: 24 × 18 in. (61 × 45.7 cm), 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm), and 54 × 40 in. (137.2 × 101.6 cm)

Nathan Coe
British, born 1979

Nathan Coe (b. 1979),  inspired by classical analog techniques and contemporary fashion, utilizes double exposures to create surrealistic imagery inspired by site specific landscapes and sensualism. Seeing for the first time the femininity in the coastlines of Nantucket, Coe began to overlay contrasting photos of the female form over the landscape to create ethereal images. Coe shoots the two images precisely using medium format Hasselblad and Phase One cameras, and then overlays them without cropping or manipulating, except with dodging and burning the exposures. Using rich contrasts and dramatic lighting, Coe’s work invites the viewer into the landscape of these three locations: Nantucket, New York, and South Florida. But his work suggests that the landscape is more than just a place: it is dream-like site of sensual projection. Coe was born in Leeds, England in 1979, and spent the majority of his life in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Coe currently resides in Palm Beach, FL.

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