Denis Cherim is a London based photographer who has a longstanding interest in imaginative photographic composition. After many years of collecting examples of how nature and urban life can intersect, he started in 2012 his “Coincidence Project” that is loaded with interestingly framed photographs creating fascinating connections between shadows, light, and lines.
The photographer says he simply looks for elements that match so well in the landscape that they even seem to be put there on purpose. Lots of his photos compel the viewer to check out the picture more carefully to understand what’s really going on in the frame. But there is no Photoshop work or deliberate arrangement of decor. Everything is just a matter of luck — and Cherim’s trained eye for detail.
Cherim was born in Romania, then moved to Turkey with his family when he was 10 and has lived after that in Madrid for quite a long time. His photography work has taken him to lots of other places, so Coincidence Project photos have been shot on locations in London, Istanbul, Vienna, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Toledo, Bucharest, Constanta, Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and many others. Recently he did a 3-month art residency in Taiwan too.
See some of the most interesting “coincidences” found by Denis Cherim below.