Joe Willems

Photography
Germany

About the artist

"Enthusiastically searching for ever new extraordinary motifs."

Joe Willems is a travel and advertising photographer who focuses on architecture, people, nature and landscape. As a pilot, he regularly flies to a wide variety of destinations from Düsseldorf. He finds his inspiration on the many flights and associated stays in Africa, America, Asia and within Europe. His passion is the artistic examination especially of the unique and unrepeatable moments and perspectives from the cockpit and capturing them in impressive pictures.

Works | Series

Cuba

Cuba Skateboarders

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Calle K

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Welcome to the Heaven Hell

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Trejo Kids

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Cuba

Joe has been travelling to Cuba since 1992; he has grown very fond of the largest of the Antilles islands and its capital, Havana. The series published here shows a Havana ‘backstage’.

Terminal

ZRH

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RSW

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MIA II

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MIA I

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In “Terminal”, Joe allows the glassy-metallic, partly futuristic architecture of international airports to merge with the streamlined, rather organic-looking object of the airplane. At the same time, he captures the tension of people waiting to be taken away to another world, creating a symbol of the metamorphosis from local resident to traveler.

Up in the air

NY Departure

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Gotham City

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Lower Rhine

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NY Approach

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The series “Up in the Air” literally takes the viewer into the cockpit and lets him participate directly in his perspectives.

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