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Artistic Statement

In his search for the purest expression, the Belgian photographer Dirk Lambrechts (° 1962) explores the limits of a formal simplification of an image through a slow work of introspection.

Dirk Lambrechts’s photos are a reflection of art history and a personal reflection inspired by the currents that flowed through it. An important aspect of Dirk Lambrechts’ work is his quest for simplicity. This leads him to dive more and more into the main spirit of his images.

This result is conceivable according to him only if the realisation of a series is preceded by a long maturation. Between the birth of an idea and the first shot, the photographer takes the time to think, observe and conduct research to define the most important points of his project.

This meticulous work is prolonged during the execution by a critical analysis of his first tests that he renews until obtaining the desired result.

Faced with what our eyes see, from time to time our brain chooses to retain only a part of reality. We discover lost details that I focus on, to the point of understanding the essence of their beauty.

From this reality, graphic images of great purity are born


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