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Sharpness is a bourgeois concept – expo by Tomas Vandecasteele

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept – expo by Tomas Vandecasteele
November 24, 2016 Henri

Enticing title for Tomas Vandecasteel’s first solo exhibition at st. vincents.

Vandecatseele is a man of self-reinvention. Having studied philosophy and comparative cultural studies at the University of Ghent, Tomas set aside his marketing career in pursuit of a life dedicated to photography. Shooting for established publications of the likes of ELLE, A Magazine and Citizen K and  many brands including Nike and Tim van Steenbergen.

He is now presenting an artistic body of work, reflecting on the concept of sharpness. The assertion “sharpness is a


bourgeois concept” is a quote from photgrapher Henri Cartier-Bresson. Cartier-Bresson dismissed sharpness as an essential attribute of a good photograph. It is interesting that a fashion photographer (a type of photography where sharpness is almsot constant) would choose to work around the idea of blur explicitly. We’re looking forward to discovering his work during the exhibition.

The vernissage will take place on December 1st starting from 7 p.m and the expo will run until the end of the month.