Article: Photographer to watch: Jimmy Kets
From Kets’ “USA” series. Click through for more images.
Belgium-based photographer Jimmy Kets actually started out studying graphic design, but turned to photography immediately after finishing school, traveling first to Kathmandu and then all over the world. In his 10-year-long career, Kets has won the Nikon Promising Young Photographer Award in 2006 and 2008, the SABAM (Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers) Award for the Best Humoristic Press Photo in 2006 and 2007, as well as a host of others. It’s easy to see why. Kets tends to gravitate towards artificial environments like zoos, theme parks and resorts – places that lend themselves very easily to humorous outtakes and practically beg for outsider commentary.