Tomorrow I will spend some time at the
main station of Antwerp. To me it is one of the most beautiful stations I know.
A perfect mix between a modern underground part and an impressive romantic
All photographs were taken at June
26th of this year.
October 2012 I will
exhibit a selection of my self portraits at the gallery W1F in Amsterdam. More
details to follow. I think I will call the show ZELF? (SELF?).
The question mark
expresses my ambiguous feeling towards the subject. They reveal something about
my personality, but I am also an actor in a kind of still photo. I play a
character using photographic elements like light and shadow, timing and color
or non color to shape this character.
A few days ago I came
back from 2 fantastic weeks of work at the Dutch foundation “BUITENKUNST”. For
more information take a look at the website. I was giving 2 workshops there:
one week at my own about the making of an own photobook and one general week of
photography with my wonderful college FEMKE VAN HEUGTEN, a very good
photographer and teacher.
At the grounds of
Buitenkunst many kinds of workshops are given: sculpture, painting but also
singing, theatre, music, poetry ect.
The workshops are given
during daytime, in the evening there are lots of presentations, shows,
performances, exhibitions. There is often a hectic, almost electrifying
atmosphere, which is very inspiring for both teachers as well as participants.
Everybody sleeps at the terrain. Some evenings I felt the need for a moment for
some rest and peace and I took my bike for a small tour in the surroundings.
Buitenkunst is in a part
of Holland which used to be sea 60 years ago. So you find a rather artificial
land, very flat. I tried to make metaphorical landscapes, with thanks to
painting college RENÉ DE ROOZE, whose workshop gave me the final idea.
Moreover all the colleges
were a great & warm team to work with! And almost every participant was very
eager to learn.