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Christophe Staelens

Hey, my name is Christophe Staelens. I live in Belgium, near Ghent.
Whenever i can, i visit the coast, sometimes i cross the border.
There are some great objects for minimal photography along the French and Dutch coastline.
I started taking photo’s a year or 6 ago, a friend advised me a dslr over a compact camera.
It didn’t take me long to experiment with nd filters and long exposures, because i love the silky water effect, the movement of the clouds, the capture of time in one single frame…
Photographers like Michael Kenna and Michael Levin have inspired me the most, but i get inspired everyday by visiting some great pages like ND magazine, Minimalsmmag, 500px, Art Limited, Camerapixo,…
Lately, i discovered some different aspects of photography, street and architecture.
But no matter where i am, shooting landscapes, people or buildings, unintionally i capture things as minimal as possible.

Kind regards,

*1st place ND Awards 2016 (nature - seascapes/waterscapes)
*3 honarable mentions ND Awards 2016 (nature - seascapes/waterscapes)
*5 honorable mentions Monochrome Awards 2017 (fine art - landscapes)

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