Architectural photographer Frederik Vercruysse captures serene and haunting spaces

Date
26 October 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

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.

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Frederik Vercruysse: Silence

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Frederik Vercruysse: Silence

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Frederik Vercruysse: Silence

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Frederik Vercruysse: Tempo Polveroso

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Frederik Vercruysse: Tempo Polveroso

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Frederik Vercruysse: Tempo Polveroso

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Frederik Vercruysse: Tempo Polveroso

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Frederik Vercruysse: Private View

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Frederik Vercruysse: Private View

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Frederik Vercruysse: Private View

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Frederik Vercruysse: Still life for Graanmarkt 13 Store

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Frederik Vercruysse: Market Square

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Frederik Vercruysse: Market Square

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Jenny Brewer

Jenny joined the editorial team as It’s Nice That’s first news editor in April 2016. Having studied 3D Design, she has spent the last ten years working in design journalism. Contact her with news stories relating to the creative industries on news@itsnicethat.com.

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