Lucas Dewaele, dagboek

Over fotografie en leven.

Category: Menen

Real diary (1498)

Life is simple, not waiting a single moment before emphasizing people beauty.


Real diary (1497)

Life is simple, headless.

Real diary (1496)

Life is simple, unmasking reality.

Real diary (1495)

Life is simple, thinking of a market place in Wuhan.

Real diary (1494)

Life is simple, being close.

Real diary (1199)

Life is simple, embrace the banality – la vita è semplice, abbracciando la banalità.

Real diary (1198)

Life is simple, meeting the professional.

lucas dewaele, fotograaf

Real diary (1124)

Life is simple, even on a day without diary-worthy events.

Real diary (1101)

Life is simple. Taking the pulse of the academic environment.

Real diary (793)

Life is simple. Go to Menen and return the same day.

Real diary (686)

Looking for windows – alla ricerca della fenestra perduta

Real diary (658)

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


Real diary (560)

In the ‘purgatorio locale’, part 2. Seeing colors.

‘Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’ entrate!’ E voi che guardate…

Real diary (559)

Spending hours in Menen. Thinking of Dante Alighieri, staying in the ‘purgatorio locale’, trying to solve computer problems.

‘Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’ entrate!’

Real diary (424)

Tribute to Menen, a town guided by local politicians.

Real diary (350)

(24 hours, 4 reasons in one day)


Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.  Roger von Oech

Real diary (203 – final)

(Real people)

Real diary (203bis)


Real diary (203)

(At work)

Sheer majestic geography.

(I wasn’t looking for friends)


Flemish towns to avoid (156)

(The truth about Menen, reconfirmed)

The meaning of photography.

‘To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.’


Susan Sontag

Real diary (117)

(A day off)


Sunday musing

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