QUENTIN DE WISPELAERE
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, 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
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.
His work was exhibited at the 22nd edition of Voies Off Festival during Les Rencontres d'Arles and at Bozar Centre For Fine Arts in Brussels.
In 2022, he was shortlisted at the Belfast Photography Festival.
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 (2023)