Luc Rabaey x 5

Photos © Luc Rabaey

Enjoy a preview of Luc Rabaey's photography. You will meet him again on 591 Photography!

Luc Rabaey
Born: 1953
Lives in: Bruges, Belgium
Running exhibitions: A new series ' Street Drama 2 ' has been selected for the Photo View traveling group exhibition, actually running from July 6 till August 16, 2009 at SD-Worx, Brouwersvliet 2, Antwerp, Belgium.
Another show 'We Are Human' is going in Campus Dansaert Gallerie, Brussels, Belgium till October 15, 2009.
Coming exhibition: 'Everything about Beauty' for Pinsart Gallery Screen Project, Bruges, Belgium, September 2009.
Inspiration (photographers): Stephan Shore, William Egglestone, Martin Parr, Joel Meyerowitz, Carl De Keyzer, Thomas E. Gardiner, Lars Tunbjörk, Alec Soth.
Inspiration (other): Edward Hopper, Wim Wenders, Pina Bausch, etc.
Using both film & digital
Some quotes:

' I believe in the future transmutation of those two seemingly contradictory states -dream and reality- into a sort of absolute reality, of surreality, so to speak. ' André Breton, in the Surrealist Manifesto

' Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity. ' Berenice Abbott

' I 'm more interested in a photography that is 'unfinished', a photography that is suggestive and can trigger a conversation or dialogue. There are pictures that are closed, finished, to which there is no way in. ' Paolo Pellegrin

' Photography is also about light: you need it and you use it. Light exists by the grace of darkness. Darkness isn't absence or deficiency. Dark is mysterious. Photography is about being surprised by the unseen. Light is delicate. It needs to be handled with care. ' Luc Rabaey



Paolo Saccheri said…
I already wondered through your fine photos before and now I discover your appreciated photographers are almost the same of mine!!!
Nice to see you here again Luc.
Mr Urbano said…
this is Desolation row
"they're selling postcards of the hangings, they're painting the passports brown"
very clever use of light and shadows
(and they sell boxes too)
tatiana said…
All about the light !
Thank you for your appreciation.
Mikael said…
Very good, esp the second
br said…
excellent work!!
Thanks Mikael & Beatriz!