QUENTIN DE WISPELAERE

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Belgian photographer Quentin De Wispelaere uses the camera as a

transcendental way of exploring the boundaries between representation and

hallucination.

 

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, Bureau Betak as well as several artists. His work gained recent recognition in the Middle East where he was assigned to photograph Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, among others.

 

Over the course of several seasons, 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

and Dazed.

 

De Wispelaere's collaboration with Hussein Chalayan was exhibited at Somerset House during London Fashion Week.

 

He was nominated by the Lucie Foundation for the 12th 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 (2021)

 

 

 

 

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