Obstinate sketches of a life

As a photographer you seemingly simply register reality, although you always try to create your own specific reality. I consider myself as a visual storyteller; Either I create my own stories as I used to do during my career as a professional publicity photographer, or I attempt to register reality, and I invent a parallel universe, in which my objects tell a different story: a story based on my imagination. It is a way to invent another world for my objects, in which they think and act, and which makes their lives more interesting and varied, or more boring and dull than the original lives they experience. The objects become a tool of my inspiration, and their fictitious life is always unexpected.

The experience of being a professional photographer gave me the unique opportunity of controlling and creating atmosphere, using only light as a medium. The various ways of lighting allow the photographer to compose his own reality, which is an indispensable element in visual storytelling.

My work bounces constantly on the thin line between beauty and reality, considering that as well beauty as reality are coloured by my imagination. But: can one speak of reality, when a scene is seen through the eyes of an artist?  How real is his reality? And how fake is real beauty? Can reality become beauty, and is beauty an objective for an artist? Is reality often more interesting than beauty? And more important: can one see beauty in reality?

As a photographer you seemingly simply register reality, although you always try to create your own specific reality. I consider myself as a visual storyteller; Either I create my own stories as I used to do during my career as a professional publicity photographer, or I attempt to register reality, and I invent a parallel universe, in which my objects tell a different story: a story based on my imagination. It is a way to invent another world for my objects, in which they think and act, and which makes their lives more interesting and varied, or more boring and dull than the original lives they experience. The objects become a tool of my inspiration, and their fictitious life is always unexpected.

The experience of being a professional photographer gave me the unique opportunity of controlling and creating atmosphere, using only light as a medium. The various ways of lighting allow the photographer to compose his own reality, which is an indispensable element in visual storytelling.

My work bounces constantly on the thin line between beauty and reality, considering that as well beauty as reality are coloured by my imagination. But: can one speak of reality, when a scene is seen through the eyes of an artist?  How real is his reality? And how fake is real beauty? Can reality become beauty, and is beauty an objective for an artist? Is reality often more interesting than beauty? And more important: can one see beauty in reality?

2015-2020
Els Wydaeghe
Joachim Dumoulin
Joachim Dumoulin
Fabienne Verhulsel
Anna A van Stuivenberg
Yoni De Muynck
M.Marx Marx (Mard Reifferscheidt)
frieke verle
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Mich Verbelen
Mich Verbelen
Kim Delville
Patrice Deweer
Klaudia Croene
Katrijn Wauters
Kim Delville
Kim Delville
Ivan Baetens

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Ivan Baetens
Christine Viaene
Nousjka Daniëls
Lukas Vanderstichele
Martha Vanhoof
Elisabeth Bracke
Elisabeth Bracke
Fabienne Verhulsel
Ellen Proost
Ellen Proost
Ellen Proost
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
COLETTE CLEEREN
Peter Minten
Evelien Van Elsen
Martha Vanhoof
Ivan Baetens
Ivan Baetens
Ivan Baetens
Ivan Baetens
Lukas Vanderstichele
Christine Viaene
Christine Viaene
Christine Viaene
marjoke schulten
marjoke schulten
Marleen Lamote
Marleen Lamote
Christine Marchand
Janne Lidou
Janne Lidou
Janne Lidou
barbara bervoets
barbara bervoets
barbara bervoets
barbara bervoets
barbara bervoets
Stephanie Vandeput
Mira Borghs
Mira Borghs
Mira Borghs
Mira Borghs
Christine Viaene
Christine Viaene
Evelien Van Elsen
Evelien Van Elsen
Evelien Van Elsen
Evelien Van Elsen
Christine Viaene
Kim Delville
Tamara De Prest
Tamara De Prest
Tamara De Prest
Sebastian Josep Ferran