Many of you have visited me on my exhibition last month. It took place in the beautifully restored city palace on the Coupure in Gent, now instead of a family residence, a co-working space called Ampla House.
During 3 weekends an overview of my work was on show in the different spaces on the 3 floors, and every visitor was invited for a glass of wine in the bar.
It was a huge succes and the works looked perfect in this location.
If you want to go through the exhibition another time, check out this video
Feel free to contact me if you want to see some of the works in real life again!
Thank you all for coming!!
With the book comes the exhibition. Or is the other way around?
Even though, over the past 4 years, I participated in several exhibitions, it was usually with a limited amount of my works. Disclosure, on the other hand, is a complete overview of al my work taken since graduation, now 4 years ago. I have been evolving -and still am, I hope-, which makes an overview extra interesting.
For this we found a perfect location in Gent, Ampla house, a beautifully restored city palace, which is now used as co-working-space. It is brand new, and was in desperate need of some art! My works fit in perfectly and the location, as well as my works, are worth a visit!
Opening was last Friday, and the first weekend has already finished off with succes. There are 2 more weekends to go, time for you to hop in and have a look. I will be present during all opening hours of the exhibition.
Disclosure @Ampla House, Coupure Rechts 88, 9000 Gent. Saturday the 17th and Sunday 18th of November, from 11am to 6pm Saturday the 24th and Sunday 25th of November, from 11am to 6pm
I have been working on this for a while now, although, it wasn’t me who did the work. Christophe Lambert, who is a great writer, write down my story, in combination with a selection of my photos. It has become a real pearl, a combination of both a pleasant read and an overview of my pictures ánd my career as a photographer.
It’s out now! click here to look inside the book, and send me a text, email or fill in the form on this page when you want to order.
Yes! It’s a fact! I have received the QEP award!
Qualified European Photographer, QEP, is an official qualification system issued by the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), the European umbrella organization of professional photographers, awarding the photographer for his high professional skills. In order to be recognized, the photographer must submit a series of 12 photographs revealing his technical and creative excellence, while the photos must also have a certain ‘wow’ content. They are awarded by a five-member international jury.
In the whole Europe there are about 500 QEP photographer, and only about 60 Belgians have received the award. I am now one of them.
There are different categories, and I obtained the QEP for the reportage photos taken during the holi festival in India. This is a Hindu festival in which the beginning of spring, as wel as the victory of good over evil are celebrated. It’s a festival of love, friendship and a lot of colour. People go dancing in the temples, while they throw paint (called Gulal) at each other. For this series, I joined the celebrations with my well protected cameras at hand. It was challenging, but lots of fun, after a few minutes I was already one of them, unrecognisable.
The award was handed over to me during an official ceremony in the local town hall, by our mayor Pieter De Crem, after speeches given by several colleagues, and followed by a reception organised by the town of Aalter.
The news has made it to the paper (Nieuwsblad and Het Laatste Nieuws) and it resulted in a radio interview on Radio 2.
The original QEP images are still on view on my exhibition ‘disclosure’ in Ampla house Coupure Rechts 88 in Gent. Saturday and Sunday, 17-18th and 24-25th of November.
In case one might wonder, being a fine art photographer is a full time job. The carefully choosing of locations, events, weather situations is one part, the actual shoot another, probably the shortest, editing and processing the images probably takes half of my time, and printing and framing is the final part. Seeing the picture on your computer or in a real live print is quite another thing.
Choosing which one to frame is the easiest part : I just listen to my heart! When the image touches me I’m sold, I just need to chose the perfect size for that particular image and the final process of printing and framing can start.
These final art pieces can be viewed during exhibitions and fairs on different locations throughout the year, but on special request I have now also opened up a continuous show in my studio near Gent.
If you are curious to see the final result and want to see the images live, do not hesitate to contact me for an appointment, so we can meet there and discuss the images in person!
NB Contact details in ‘contact’ tab!