04 Sep Kevin Goss-Ross’ Bizarre and Wildly Colourful Series for Thinkhouse
UK and Ireland based youth communications agency Thinkhouse have just launched the ‘Thinkhouse X Series’ which will become an ongoing collaboration with creatives from all over the world. For the first instalment, they paired up with South African born photographer Kevin Goss-Ross, who now resides in Dublin.
Kevin is known for his animated and imaginative style of photography that pushes the boundaries of the medium. “This is a series of photographs of humans inspired by youth and glimpses of fleeting truths hidden between the chaos of wild weekends,” Kevin explains. “It’s a flexing of creative muscles in an exercise focused on aesthetic and visual experiments.” Kevin’s offbeat creativity is inspired by the words of his mother, who told him when he was younger that he shouldn’t try to be like everyone else and that he should rather strive to be different in everything he does. His wildly colourful and weird Thinkhouse project perfectly depicts this.
Thinkhouse approached Kevin with what he describes as a “Unicorn Brief”. They wanted to collaborate with him on a new suite of images to use for their branding and promotion, and included in the deal was pop-up exhibition of the images in the Thinkhouse space. During the process Kevin visited varied and unusual places to create a juxtaposition between the normal and surreal – from iconic barbers and butchers of Ireland to the lakes and deserts of South Africa. In his artist statement, Kevin says: “I like it when an idea sounds so ridiculous that I’m embarrassed to to tell people what we are doing.”
As part of the project, Kevin will also take over the Thinkhouse social media networks – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – on the 9th of September where he’ll be sharing the concept behind and process of creating each photograph in the series.