exhibition: mentmentor [photographs]

Some photographs of the essay on a concave city corner installation at the mentormentor group exhibition in Ghent in December 2018.

featured: european photography magazine

The Photobook Week Aarhus dummy award has been featured in issue 104 of the European Photography Magazine, it includes three short features of the top 3 finalists and some background about the award and the festival. It is available here.

an essay on the concave city corner,
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exhibition: mentormentor

This december you’ll have the chance to see the second group exhibition of mentormentor. mentormentor supports photographers in their artistic process. For the last two years I was part of their groep traject. Two years may seem long but I can assure you, it isn’t. For me, joining the group set things in motion I couldn’t have predicted. The result of all member photographers can be seen in the exhibition. Everyone is welcome!

Vernissage
Fri 07.12.2018 / 19h
Open
Sat 08.12 – Sun 09.12 / 11h – 19h
Fri 14.12 – Sat 15.12 – Sun 16.12.2018 / 11h – 19h

an essay on the concave city corner, an overview

Last spring and summer my dummy an essay on the concave city corner got shortlisted at Self Publish Riga 2018 (winner of the audience award) and Unseen 2018. And last but not least it has won the Photobook Week Aarhus 2018 dummy award! I’m very honoured and happy the jury selected an essay on the concave city corner as the winner from the top 3 finalists (myself, Kensaku Seki and Jens Schwarz). The jury motivated their choice as follows:

An essay on the concave corner is a book that does very much on very little. It explores the absurdity and beauty in photographing corners, that might be overlooked, and sets up an exaggerated system of measuring and analyzing what we see. Content and form work together in a radical way. With the slim format the book becomes an object, and the design emphasizes the tall photographs of corners. The many fold-outs works well, as they actually repeat the geometry of the corners. An essay on the concave corner is not just a photobook, it is also an artists book, and it tends to bridge the gaps, that there often are between those two disciplines.

I especially like the opening sentence, as it’s what I’m aiming for. Winning the award means that the dummy will be published by Photobook Week Aarhus in collaboration with Kvadrat and the Reflektor platform. It will distributed by Idea Books in a media partnership with European Photography. And it will be available through me too. So let me know if you are interested.

Next to this I also made a dedicated website for the dummy and it’s content: the corners and the analysis. You can find it through my website or directly here. Please check it out and take your time!

(photo credit: Kensaku Seki)

featured: an essay on the concave city corner, the dummy.

exhibition: real estate architecture summer school 2017

I’ve photographed the Brussels north district in commission by Real Estate Architecture together with Antoine Espinasseau. While I explored the exterior of the district, Antoine explored the interiors. Real Estate Architecture are 4 architects who explore the legacy of architectures built by private developers during the 1960s and 1970s. This year they organize a summer school about the office building in the WTC towers in Brussels, where the exhibition will also be. It opens this Sunday, if you find time, please go and see!

publication: derivations 4

Some of my concave city corners photos were published in the InterCity section of Dérivations. The magazine is a biannual review that focuses on the city in all its facets. It offers analysis, inquiry, debate, art criticism, opinion texts, but also photography, drawings and comics. Dérivations wants to make the city a subject in its own right in a French-speaking Belgium that obviously disinvests its big cities. It’s available here.

a day in drake bay, costa rica.

composition, clervaux wanderweg c.

construction combination experiment: the gravel heap.

construction combination: prada and kunsthalle. the future lies with the city.

construction in costa rica.

concrete canopy, purcell st., london, 2015.

braithwaite st. formely known as wheler st., London, 2015.

a provisional composition ‘von Fischmarkt nach Blankenese’, hamburg, 2015

speicherstadt, hamburg, 2015.

von kibbelsteg, hamburg, 2015.

composition, hamburg, 2015.

i like the shadow II, Hamburg, 2015.

plant & shadow, hamburg, 2015.

i like the shadow, hamburg, 2015

the edge of planten un blomen, hamburg, 2015.

self reflection at the tropengewächshäuser in hamburg.

in situ: not there

some of my ‘not there’ photographs found a home.

concave city corner in brussels, bruxelles, brussel, brüssel, …, a tribute for the day before yesterday.

Heinrich-Hertz-Turm im Planten un Blomen, Hamburg.

Weiß und Blau, Weidenallee, Hamburg.

Rot und Grau, Flakturm IV, Hamburg.

last series, phillipines.

jeepney & island green.

texture in el nido I. also: turquoise.

texture in el nido II.

a quick frame in the corner of an eye.

b&y in palawan.

complicated coron, palawan.

repeat texture in palawan diptich part 2

repeat texture in palawan diptich part 1

layer upon layer in palawan.

texture gradient in palawan.