About Philip Van Avermaet “Photography”

it all started in April 1977…

when I received my very first camera, the Kodak 155-X

Philip Van Avermaet was born in Zele, Belgium, in 1965 as the son of a baker. Two of his uncles were fanatic photographers, one of them, his uncle François, had his own photographic studio where he developed his black & white photographs, and later also color.

Philip received his first “camera” in April 1977 at the age of 12. It was the Kodak Instamatic 155-X with the famous “flashcubes” (These flashcubes were detonated by a tiny explosive charge that gave rise to a bright flash of light).

Many years passed by until he bought his first reflex camera, in 1988. It was the Minolta Dynax 7000i – 35mm SLR.

The step to digital photography came only in 2005 with his first Nikon camera, it was the very basic D3000.

In 2013, during one of his stays in Andalusia, south of Spain, he visited the museum of Pablo Picasso in Malaga. Short after this he started being more interested in artistic photography. In June 2013 he bought the Nikon D7000 and added in November of that same year the Nikon D800, his first real professional camera. In March 2014 he went to Dubai for the Dubai Art Week and also visited Alserkal Avenue. That same year he got in contact with Swiss Art Gate UAE, and the idea was growing for an exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.

His first exhibition in the UAE opened in June 2015 in the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu-Dhabi. Others followed in several five star hotels in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi and this until early 2019.

In 2018 he started with the Nikon D850, a 46 Megapixel camera.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Philip Van Avermaet was born in Zele, Belgium, in 1965 as the son of a baker. Two of his uncles were fanatic photographers, one of them, his uncle François, had his own photographic studio where he developed his black & white photographs, and later also color.

Philip received his first “camera” in April 1977 at the age of 12. It was the Kodak Instamatic 155-X with the famous “flashcubes” (These flashcubes were detonated by a tiny explosive charge that gave rise to a bright flash of light).

Many years passed by until he bought his first reflex camera, in 1988. It was the Minolta Dynax 7000i – 35mm SLR.

The step to digital photography came only in 2005 with his first Nikon camera, it was the very basic D3000.

In 2013, during one of his stays in Andalusia, south of Spain, he visited the museum of Pablo Picasso in Malaga. Short after this he started being more interested in artistic photography. In June 2013 he bought the Nikon D7000 and added in November of that same year the Nikon D800, his first real professional camera. In March 2014 he went to Dubai for the Dubai Art Week and also visited Alserkal Avenue. That same year he got in contact with Swiss Art Gate UAE, and the idea was growing for an exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.

His first exhibition in the UAE opened in June 2015 in the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu-Dhabi. Others followed in several five star hotels in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi and this until early 2019.

In 2018 he started with the Nikon D850, a 46 Megapixel camera.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

My vision

More than just photography

In photography the work isn’t over when the picture is taken, then the real work just beginns with the input of the personal view and artistic inspiration of the photographer.

Photo-editing

The artistic input

The photo editing is an important part of the photography process, changing colors, contrast,… 

It is the moment when a “simple” picture can become a real piece of art.

My vision

More than just photography

In photography the work isn’t over when the picture is taken, then the real work just beginns with the input of the personal view and artistic inspiration of the photographer.

Photo-editing

The artistic input

The photo editing is an important part of the photography process, changing colors, contrast,… 

It is the moment when a “simple” picture can become a real piece of art.

Some works

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