Erik Kessels is a Dutch communication designer, artist and curator with great interest in photography. Erik Kessels is since 1996 creative partner of communications agency KesselsKramer
in Amsterdam and London and has created campaigns for clients such as Nike, Diesel, I amsterdam, Vitra, Oxfam and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel. Kessels has won many international awards with his advertising work.
As an artist and curator Kessels has published over 70 books of his 're-appropriated' images: Missing Links (1999), The Instant Men (2000), in almost every picture (2001-2019) and Shit (2018). Since 2000, he has been an editor of the alternative photography magazine Useful Photography and has written the international bestseller Failed It!