Simple Present

Simple Present is a photo project by Bert Danckaert. The Belgian artist snapped mundane, empty streetscapes around the world – from New York to Beijing. Surprisingly Danckaert seems to capture the same dreary, surreal mood in every shot, regardless of the geography.

“Danckaert’s still-lifes breathe a superficial flavour, a strangeness that is found in the familiar. Coincidental installations of sidewalks, walls and street furniture refer more to minimalist art than to conventions of street photography. In these absurd scenarios a recognizable, all too banal reality appears stage-set, props and trompe-l’oeil included…” – Inge Henneman, curator of the Antwerp Photo Museum

Hong Kong

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Cape Town

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Hong Kong

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Mumbai

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Beijing

1 Comment

  1. These are so beautiful. I love the colors and the strange stillness of these.

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