Olivier Bekaert

Olivier Bekaert

living in Belgium – visit artist website

1973 – Born Monday 2nd of April in Gent (Belgium). As a kid I wasn’t much of a reader. I watched the pictures of my favorite Tin Tin comics over and over again. Now I’m treating the books of my favorite photographers no differently … a good habit.
2000 – Started an evening photography class for 6 years at St-Lucas Academy in Gent. The Academy was a 4-minute walk from my home.
2004 – In December I went traveling for the first time with only one thing in mind, taking photographs of whatever crossed my path on a road trip through the USA.
2006 – In the Summer I traveled to photograph St-Petersburg and Moscow, followed by another road trip through the USA.
2008 – Spent 8 months traveling through Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
2012 – In January I had my first photography exhibition at Gallery 44 with fellow photographer Wouter Van Vaerenbergh in Bruges, Belgium.
My cameras are Leica M6 en Olympus mjiu