I’m very proud to present Slide #1.
With some friends, I’ve founded Bending The Frame vzw, a new non profit organization that will search for new ways and create different platforms to bring great photography out into the world.
For Slide #1, we’ve asked photographers Sébastien Van Malleghem and Eva Wollenberg to make a slideshow presentation of their work and think about the concept slideshow. We match them up with the amazing musicians Aldo Struyf (Creature with the atom Brain, Mark Lanegan Band), Gregory Frateur (Dez Mona) and Roel van Camp (Dez Mona, DAAU) who either created new music especially for the evening or will preform a live soundtrack along the images. A unique experience.
Afterwords and in between performances DJ Faster PussyKat will spin records and make everyone pur on the dance floor
Hope to see you all there in helping me launch this new venture.
I took this photo back in 1998 in the lobby of the Carlton hotel in Cannes during the filmfestival where BB was attending to help promote the remake of the Blues brothers movie. Hardly anybody recognized him, which made it possible for me to photograph him while he glanced by. Rest in peace BB!
The exhibition was the backdrop of some amazing concerts by the musicians in the photograph above.
Tim and Lotte van Hamel of Kinderen Der Hyperillusionistisch Verbond, Tiny Leg Tim, Matt Watts and the Calicos, Don Croissant, Eriksson Delcroix, Mauro Pawlowski, Dj Faster Pussykat.
Thank you so much for everyone that dropped in to come and see the backstage photographs, say hello and enjoy the music and good vibes of the day. It was amazing!
Photographs of Mauro Pawlowski, Hooverphonic, Taraf de Haidouks, The Seatsniffers, An Pierlé and many more behind the scenes, in dressing rooms, at the dinner table…
During Record Store Day, Tune Up Records will host a few concerts while you can discover some amazing vinyl records.
Here’s the timetable of who is playing when:
1pm Tiny Legs Tim
2pm Matt Watts & The Calicos
3pm Eriksson Delcroix
4pm Mauro Pawlowski
5pm Joost Zweegers (Novastar)
I’ll be there myself from around 1pm onwards, so hope to see some of you there. Have a wonderful weekend!
Today I read that musician Stijn Meuris will celebrate 25 years of making music today.
I went back to my archive, as I photographed him in my first project ever, ‘Close & Personal’, a series of portraits of theatre makers and musicians. The whole concept of the project was that they were allowed to choose the location in which I would photograph them. The only demand I had was that it needed to be of personal meaning to them. In that way they could decide themselves how far or how close they would allow me during the session.
Stijn chose the fairground in Antwerp during the day when it is closed as it inspires him to walk around there, gives him a feel of the life of the people working at the fairground, tickling his imagination.
In the series I photographed more musicians and I still love these images to this day. It literally meant the start of my adventure back into the world of photography, which was halted for years after my father passed away. Music and theatre were my escape and through that I was able to slowly reconnect with my passion for photography and literally find myself again.