Fotofestival Knokke-Heist 28.03 – 13.06.10

Took again some time-off from my “web re-designing”, this time for a visit to Knokke’s fotofestival: some renowned photographers exhibited their work, while in the surrounding galeries some more nice photographs could be seen. Started off with Tim Walker’s fantastic works – his majestic set-ups and brilliant ideas really impressed me, also it was quite interesting to see his diaries/scrap books with sketches of the ideas brewing in his head: exactly what we are required to do in the Academy (i start to understand why) although i have to admit mine is at present merely a collection of cut-outs of nice magazine pictures and here and there a newspaper clipping with some personal remarks…
Anyway then onwards to Cecil Beaton’s classics, fantastic black and white portraits – here i was especially impressed by the immaculate lighting. Having completed these 2 exhibitions i proceeded to the galeries which i had marked in the programme overview: “Geukens & De Vil” showing Peter Lindbergh’s work (“Stars and Models” – fantastic image of Kate Moss in the display window), “Arstudio” showing work from a Belgian photographer Peter Berghman (“Onderweg”) and finally “Absolute Art Gallery” where i have been drooling over the majestic images of my favorite (and euh Belgian (!)) photographer Marc Lagrange: i had seen his work already a few years back in the fotomuseum of Antwerp where his photographs had left a lasting impression to me, now again his newer work absolutely impressed me… would he be in need of assistants?
The fotofestival in Knokke is still running until 13/06/10, definitely a must for the photo enthusiast!