Professional Photographer


“DJ’s are our contemporary heroes; without them no sound and no emotion. In my series You Are My Inspiration I have portrayed the soul behind the DJ.”

For his series You Are My Inspiration the Dutch photographer Jos Kottmann portraits the kings of housemusic. Since 2007 Kottmann travels the world to photograph our contemporary heroes. It was the beginning of a quest wherein Kottmann pushes himself to the limit to catch the crucial moment in which DJ and photographer coalesce. From then he has photographed around sixty big names in the world of housemusic. With his portraits Kottmann captures the person behind the DJ. The images are open and honest and have a raw edge wherein the black and white assures an optimal focus on what Kottmann thinks is somebody’s essence: the eyes. They uncover the character of our heroes. The portraits emit ease, self-confidence and reliability. Jos Kottmann gives an answer to the question who these DJ’s actually are.

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