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Ilona Kamps creates portraits reportage and documentary stories. She is patient, has a perceptive eye, and pursues her goal unwaveringly. She achieves a balance between organising, searching, seeing, and accepting serendipity. These qualities coalesce in the details of her captured images. Ilona observes like… Read More
Ilona Kamps creates portraits reportage and documentary stories. She is patient, has a perceptive eye, and pursues her goal unwaveringly. She achieves a balance between organising, searching, seeing, and accepting serendipity. These qualities coalesce in the details of her captured images. Ilona observes like a passer-by, curious and unjudging. She gets under the skin of her subject, becoming part of it as far as possible. She waits to see what happens: ‘I let chance – if there is such a thing - take the initiative.’ Her style of reportage shows this clearly. ‘What really matters to me is the authenticity of the moment, without unnecessary adornment.’

Cycle racing is among her favourite subjects. Ilona is a cyclist herself. For many years, she rode alongside men in all the great cyclosportives, testing herself to the limit. Ilona captures moments in cycling that demand to be viewed again and again: not necessarily the unique instant when the victor realises they have won, but, above all, the times when the finishing line is still a long way off, or when everyone else has gone home. That is the essence of the real story.




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    Independent — Rotterdam, Netherlands
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