Lucas Dewaele, dagboek

Over fotografie en leven.

Month: August, 2018

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‘The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

P.s. According to you, what’s the story of this picture?

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 Every photograph is a battle of form versus content. The good ones are on the border of failure.


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BXL. Trains and art. (And thinking of false artists A. Conrad, G. Goiris, M. Vanvolsem and their poor ambassadors, whose names I’ll remember soon)


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Esen. (I had some family there, back in 1914)

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‘Und am Ende gewinnen die Deutschen’…. and we’re coming home again with the tail between the legs.

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“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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Berlin. With another academic year in mind.

“You have a lifetime to learn technique. But I can teach you what is more important than technique, how to see; learn that and all you have to do afterwards is press the shutter.”

 Garry Winogrand


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“There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described I like to think of photographing as a two way act of respect. Respect for the medium, by letting it do what it does best, describe. And respect for the subject, by describing it as it is. A photograph must be responsible to both.”

Garry Winogrand


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Berlin. Mediterranean colors.


Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof.

Berlin, am Mauer.

Stripes, no stars.

(I begin to understand Garry Winogrand)

“The photograph should be more interesting or more beautiful than what was photographed.”

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Berlin. In der Mitte.


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Berlin. On our way to Alexanderplatz.


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Berlin. Tiergarten.

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Berlin. Attractaction – if this word would exist…

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Berlin. Violating privacy rules.

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Berlin. Model.

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All the people I didn’t meet today.


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I’m always thinking of Martin Parr, Lee Friedlander and myself.

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“Since I’m inarticulate, I express myself with images.”

Helen Levitt

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“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

Andy Warhol

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Different worlds in my backyard.


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Too much summer, still.