Denis Cherim is a professional photographer that captures the world in coincidence. He started pursuing photography in high school and hasn’t failed to do an amazing job since then. Earthwonders reached out to him to ask him more about his work.
” A photographer gave me advice that you need to try everything in order to find your place. I did follow his words and worked on very different projects, but where I feel the freest is when I am alone with my camera wandering around. As I never have been good at writing or drawing, I realized that photography was the perfect tool for me to tell a story about my thoughts, my doubts, my emotions, and how I look at the world we live in,” shared the artist.
As a result of his career journey working on different projects, the Coincidence project was born. The whole idea behind this project was inspired by the year 2012, the time when the world ‘was supposed to end. “You might remember 2012 was set to be the end of the world, or so we were told. At some level, for me, the world ended as I knew it until then and my perception of everything changed. It was at the end of that year when I started to develop the Coincidence Project with the idea of capturing in my photographs the unity I was experiencing.
I somehow realized there are some universal rules that apply to all of us. For me, photography is a tool I use to keep discovering and understanding those rules. With every picture I take, I feel like I’m getting better at playing this universal game and of course, I want to keep leveling up, even though I’m not sure when or if the game has an ending.”
Denis aims to communicate with people through his photos, to show them the world is much more than what we see at first sight. His goal is to inspire them to rediscover their surroundings because “coincidences” are everywhere.
“As a society, we tend to polarize each fact, we try to understand the meaning of the whole by breaking it into small parts we already know everything about. With the Coincidence Project I want to show that, as Gestaltism stands, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts,” explains the artist for Earthwonders.
To capture these moments, one has to be in the right place and the right time, or maybe just be a very good observer like Denis is in order to capture the world in its own habitat. “I enjoy wandering around and riding my bicycle, always with my camera in hand and more important with my eyes wide open for anything. And when I say anything, I don´t even mean something special, but any banal corner or scene worth to be appreciated.”