Belgian architectural photographer Frederik Vercruysse is a firmly established name in many a little black book. With a list of clients as long as your arm featuring some of the biggest clients and publications in the business, his portfolio is vast – enough, in fact, to publish a book of a select few projects from the last ten years.
Index 2006 – 2016 is divided into three sections: Composition, Control and Out of Control. The sections cover architecture and interiors, his forte, but also still lifes and landscapes, all with an overriding sense of serenity.
Tempo Polveroso is a personal project shot in Tuscany, where his photographs of an empty, pale stone building use a lack of focal point to investigate the shapes and patterns of the surroundings. Silence tackles a similar subject in the very different setting of a sports centre, finding beauty in a wood-clad changing room or an up-ended crash mat. At points, these hauntingly empty spaces become dramatic and film-set like through Frederik’s lens.
Private View, originally for Christie’s magazine shines a light on Belgian art nouveau and art deco architecture with close crops; while Market Square shows an architectural development as a series of abstract compositions.
Index 2006 – 2016 is published by Luster on 29 October.