Blink and look again at the painting-like photographs of Bert Danckaert

Date
17 October 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

Ever had that feeling when you deliberately go out with a camera and you’re on a desperate hunt for a photo? Sometimes they don’t happen, more often than not it happens the minute you leave your camera at home. For Bert Danckaert these moments occur pretty regularly in almost every major city in the world. With eyes like a hawk and the photography skills of a…very good photographer, Bert’s images of human-less street scenes are second to none. If only we had the ability to see a dirty old side street and transform it into something that, if you squint your eyes, kind of resembles a Matisse or a Rothko.

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #631 (Istanbul), 2011

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #161 (Cape Town), 2008

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #87 (Beijing), 2007

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #402 (Havana), 2010

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #404 (Havana), 2010

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #140 (Paris), 2008

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #80 (Beijing), 2007

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #202 (Cape Town), 2008

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Burt Danckaert: Simple Present #199 (Cape Town), 2008

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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