Belgian photographer Quentin De Wispelaere uses the camera as a
transcendental way of exploring the boundaries between representation and
After graduating from an airline pilot academy, De Wispelaere pursued his formal
studies in fine art photography at La Cambre School of Visual Arts in Belgium.
De Wispelaere's photographs have been commissioned by publications such as
Another magazine, A Magazine, Dazed, GQ China, W, Metal, as well as being featured in online editions of Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Brazilian Vogue, Dutch Vogue and German Vogue.
His clients include Maison Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Zara, as well as several artists. His work gained recent recognition in the Middle East where he was assigned to photograph former Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, among others.
From 2011 to 2014, he shot “Raw Coverage”, a series of highly personal
photographs documenting top runway shows such as Louis Vuitton, Dior,
Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Burberry and many more exclusively for Another
De Wispelaere's collaboration with Hussein Chalayan was exhibited in 2012 at
Somerset House during London Fashion Week.
In 2014, he was nominated by the Lucie Foundation for the 12th annual Lucie
Photography Awards in New York.
In 2017, he was exhibited at the Voies Off Festival during Les Rencontres d'Arles.
De Wispelaere's work showcases his instinctual ability to transform the subject
of his photographs into what he likes to call “photographic hallucinations”.
Text by Liucija Adomaitis (2019)