Ellen Kooi (Dutch, born 1962)

Nieuwkoop-Sluis, 2004

Ellen Kooi, Nieuwkoop-Sluis, 2004, chromogenic print, 39 1/2 x 64 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2014.4.

Ellen Kooi's narrative style is based on years of experience as a stage and dance photographer. In Nieuwkoop-sluis, a couple leans on each other, each dependent on the other for balance on this narrow sluice door. In the water their images are reflected but also grotesquely deformed.