Sander Coers
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Come Home

Come Home
(2019-2021) is a visual study of the masculine lovescape. Through intimate portraits, sun-drenched stills, photos of flowers, and sultry details I explore the way young men experience intimacy and express love. As a means of achieving self-acceptance and coming to terms with my own emotions, I followed a group of twenty-something year old men over the course of 2020 to try and discover how growing up, dealing with past experiences, and expected stereotypical masculine behavior affect the expression of oneself. 

Packed with symbols of my youth in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (a popular holiday destination in the south of The Netherlands), the images radiate a certain nostalgic aura that makes them seem like a distant but collective memory I share with the people whose stories I collected. Symbolized as both masculine and feminine in literature, film and art, the sea could almost be seen as the main protagonist in this story. It represents the duality that these young men experience while also evoking a sunny and carefree atmosphere which romanticizes the subject. 

Come Home, Edition: 100, Pages: 112, Language: English, Size: 200x250x10 mm Price: €40 | Order Now ︎︎︎