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Archive for December 2010

Leipzig – what is beneath the covers?

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A couple of weeks ago I was in Leipzig – Germany, where I took the underneath picture with my old p&s camera in the gigantic train station in the city center.

Can you tell what is beneath the covers?


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December 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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The wall

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Finding buildings in a forrest isn’t quite that strange; finding walls in a forrest however? Not walls as part of a building, but just a wall for the sake of it.

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December 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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End of Belgium?

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In June 2010 we had national elections in Belgium and most likely by the end of 2011 we still won’t have a government. They don’t get it, don’t they?

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December 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm

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Selection for PhotoView 2011

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Each year the Center For ImageExpression selects 10 series which each visualize their own view on contemporary photography.  I had the privilege of being selected for 2011 with the series “universitas magistrorum”.

This prestigious exhibition will take off next April during the International Photography Festival in Knokke and will be on display throughout 2011 at 5 different locations.

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December 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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Boris Becker “live”

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A while ago I mentioned the exposition of Boris Becker in the  photo museum of Antwerp, which still is on display until 16.01.2011.

Last Thursday, December 9, I had the opportunity to follow a guided tour throughout the exposition led by Mr. Becker himself, in which he commented on his own work. It was quite astonishing to learn that Mr. Becker only was an adept of Bernd & Hilla Becher for maybe two or three years. After that he took his own personal approach on capturing the industrial heritage. He also likes to shift gears and move on to cover completely different topics,  such as in the series “deception” in which he photographed ordinary objects carrying cocaine which were seized by customs.

Some impressions:



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December 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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