Werner Engelen

Werner Engelen contemporary photography & the work of others he really digs

Frank Focketyn

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Best compared with the finest French wine. Getting better by the years.


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June 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Jan Hoet 1936 – 2014

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Today Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet died at 77.

Some people are not expected to die, ever. Jan Hoet was one of those people.
Thanks Jan, for your passion for art and above all for your passion for life.


(c) Katrijn Van Giel

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February 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

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Kristien Hemmerechts

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A couple of weeks ago, Belgian writer Kristien Hemmerechts released her new book “de vrouw die de honden eten gaf” in which the writer tries to settle herself within the mindset of the ex-wife of Marc Dutroux.

My silent comment.


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February 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

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Alex Prager – Face in the crowd

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When you study the images from Alex Pragers “Faces In The Crowd” up close, you may just notice that all of what you see is no accident. Each of the images in her series is perfectly choreographed. Every position and every expression is carefully calculated to give the viewer the exact image that the photographer initially intended.



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February 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

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Dale Irby wearing same outfit for 40 years straight

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In every school picture for the past 40 years, Dale Irby wore the same 1970s-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater.

Didn’t want you to miss out on this one.


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January 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm

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Yuki Iwanami – FUKUSHIMA landscapes

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What happens when a serious accident happens at a nuclear power plant? In the aftermath of the earthquake which hit Japan in 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged and as such invisible radiation invaded the land and the lives of the people in Fukushima, Japan.

Yuki Iwanami shares his view on the aftermath in FUKUSHIMA landscapes.


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December 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

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Bryan Schutmaat – Grays the mountain sends

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Thank you Jef Boes for directing me to this fine American photographer.

In his series ‘Grays the mountain sends‘, Bryan explores the lives of working people which reside in small mountain towns & mining communities in the American West.


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December 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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