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werner van reck
1959, BE

Werner Van Reck (1959) is a Belgian photographer. The common theme throughout his practice is coastal life. Van Reck captures people who find themselves at the borderline between water and land. His way of photographing beach scenes across the whole European coastline ensures an ever recurring sense of tranquility. The artist's method of enlarging Polaroid photographs gives the work an almost painterly character: soft in color and rich in emotional stimulation. The water, which is always in motion, is given poetic meaning through the dreamy blurriness and the fading of colors and contrasts inherent to the film process.

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That afternoon, he went for a swim
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