many thanks to my father
(fine art painter Roger Bessemans)
who teached me to look and to see: What You Get Is What You See
many thanks to my mother
(fashion designer, Marcelle Thewis)
who inspired me so much!
Photography gives me the opportunity to use a very powerful universal language. Good images have a
secret power. They invite to be explored, to go in dialogue. Images that touch you have something in
common with poetry, with music and/or with thinking. I always have been fascinated by those images that
help to better ubderstand in a rather hollistic way, what really matters.
artistic photography ?
"Images are the reflection of a process of thinking. This is what matters as it comes to photograpy as art.
A photograph is not a piece of art if it's only a techically well brought image. What matters are the ideas
that the photographer 'put' in the image ( that are part of the image) and the way he communicates
about it." As stated Luuk Christiaens e.a. (geciteerd uit: Kunst en kunst maken", Luuk Christiaens,
BRT-uitgave) kunstbezit in Vlaanderen', ISBN 907036916 8, p. 146)
Mark , painted by his father
Roger Bessemans, 1984