Like a city kept outside of time Bruges has kept on her medieval clothes to seduce visitors looking for original romanticism. The city has a rich history and has known several wealthy periods because of trade and weaving but came into decline after it’s direct connection with the sea slowly silted. These days the city is a very popular tourist destination because of it’s rich history and because it has managed to preserve it’s valuable architectural feats. I t truly offers a taste from the past.
Robin Vandenabeele is a photographer based near Bruges in Belgium. Traveling extensively for work landed him with a desire to visually document all the places and moments that were frequented. There has always been a large amount of experimentation in his photography, for example by using outdated films, cross-processing and film pushing during development, using creative viewpoints and lenses when composing images. After seeing results from a experimental in-camera double exposure technique he became quickly interested in the further possibilities and has since not stopped to create series of juxtaposing city- and landscapes using both film and digital cameras on various locations visited around the world.
Being an autodidact in photography allows Robin to use a non-traditional approach to the image making process. His influences are photographers with diverse styles such as Sarah Moon, Mario Giacomelli, Man Ray, Henri Lartigue, Peter Beard, Franco Fontana, Jan Saudek and others.
Robin has work on display aboard several cruise ships and in boutique hotels all over the world. In 2018 he participated in the Photo Fringe festival in Trieste.
From 2010-2018 several nominations (black&White spider awards, Int'l color Awards) in various categories. His work is also used on a multitude of bookcovers.