Geert Van Hertum (BE), photographer, Lommel

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“One of my biggest influences has been Wes Anderson, the film director. “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” is just genius.  His work was an eye-opener: his composition, colours… it’s outstanding.

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I photograph architecture and interiors, zoos, theme parks and streetviews. I like to play with the boundaries between what is real and what is fake. Sometimes I create fictional pictures too, with elements from different places. One of my favourite places is the city of  Luxemburg. It’s very photogenic city. Like a boring and empty Disneyland. I love it.

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My very first tattoo must be 10 years old now. I immediately had a few done. Nobody knew, because they were on my legs. Only much later I got tattoos on more visible places of my body. Most of the time I go to Ruben Ramos, from Crooked Tattoos in Rotterdam in Holland.”

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