"My dad is a painter. He's been painting his whole life. When I started shooting pictures as a teenager, it was clear he considered photography the 'lesser art'. I guess it was the age. I guess it was the challenge to prove him wrong. He has changed his mind since. He is blind now. So we talk about each other's work. We use words. Often a lot, just to explain little details or colour in some far corner. He painted 'figurative'. I find myself enjoying abstracts. They tumble off the chip as a cartoon, with a title and often a story embedded. I don't set up things but rather 'grab' what is offered. Next to content and light, I think 'closeness' is important, some naivety or 'openness', a lot of exercising and 'luck'. And the love for jazz." Luc De Smet, 54, father of three, is now a freelance journalist in Belgium. He takes his own photographs to illustrate his articles.
Luc De Smet Gallery I

Title: Reeds
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: The Curvature of Hell
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Textured Fine Art Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $100.00
Title: Sea Claws
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Textured Fine Art Paper
Size: 16.7" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: Sphinx on Mars
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Textured Fine Art Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $100.00
Title: Why Me I
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: Eruption
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: Calling In UN Troops
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: Why Me II
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 17.6" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: Waterlines
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 16" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Title: Factory Floor
Medium: Giclee Print of Original Photograph
Printed on Premium Luster Photo Paper
Size: 23.2" x 24"
Price: $75.00
Luc De Smet Gallery I,
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