Lucas Dewaele, dagboek

Over fotografie en leven.

Month: February, 2017

Real diary (127bis)

(while thinking of elderly pussies)


Lately I’ve been struck with how I really love what you can’t see in a photograph.  Diana Arbus

P.s. Notice to a retired photography student: photography is about what one sees, not about the efforts one needs to perform to get a picture.

Real diary (127)

(while thinking of elderly people)


There is no such a thing as artistic photography. In photography, like in all things, there are people who can see and others who cannot even look.


Real diary (126)

(while facing a daily reality)

Sunday payback & playtime.

The collodion process is an early photographic process – I made these at 7am, this morning. It took me about 15 seconds, to demystify the idea of craftsmanship. (And I even neglected my Photoshop skills lately.)

I feel a little like Cassandra-like figure, popping up in the Land of Local Catholic Artists.

P.s. People say photographs don’t lie, mine do. Honestly.

Real diary (125)

(while fighting a reality)

Painting Class Heroes

(Searching eternal glory and smelling paint)

Real diary (124)

(while accepting a reality)


Belgium, a summary.

Old School Thoughts.


‘There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.’

Upton Sinclair

Real diary (123)

(while teaching photography)


Real diary (122)



Real diary (121)

(between homes)


Real diary (120)

(old home)20170218_dagboekje


Real diary (119)

(New elevator blues)



Real diary (118)

(New instruction)20170217_dagboekje


Real diary (117)

(A day off)


Real diary (116)

(New chapter)

Real diary (115)

20170215_dagboek_dsc0671-bewerkt(Meeting the right people, over and over again)

Real diary (114)

(Meeting the right people)



(The way the camera saw it)

Real diary (113)

Someone said:

‘I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them’

It must have been on a Sunday, when she wrote it.

Sunday musing

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”  Upton Sinclair


Real diary (112)

(Perspective bonus)

Real diary (111)

(Perspective of a day in life)

Retroactive diary

(Children at work, in Roeselare)