vrijdag, augustus 31, 2012

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (115) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (115)

That’s 1 of the things I really like about Belgian stations: the slightly surrealistic atmosphere you can find everywhere, if you just look around.
Antwerp Central 12/8/29 11.48 am
Brussels South 12/8/29 5.43 am
Brussels South 12/8/29 6.44 am

dinsdag, augustus 28, 2012

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (114) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (114)

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 upper part.
All photographs were taken at June 26th of this year.

vrijdag, augustus 17, 2012

Zelfportret # 181-184 (Self portrait # 181-184)

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.
Antwerpen (BE) 12/7/2 4.32 pm
Randmeer (NL) 12/8/4 1.14 am
Randmeer (NL) 12/8/7 7.15 am
Flevoland (NL) 12/8/10 7.19 pm

maandag, augustus 13, 2012

Het land langs # 14 (Along the Country Side # 14)

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.
Randmeer 12/8/6 8.11 pm
Randmeer 12/8/5 8.44 pm
Randmeer 12/7/31 8.12 pm