Hi there and welcome to my webpage!
My name is Robin Vandenabeele and I am the photographer of all the works you will find on this site.
This is my online portfolio and a place where you can buy prints and license images as a professional or simply browse at leisure to see some nice photos as a visitor.
I grew up in rural West-Flanders in Belgium in a small town called Maldegem. Not being very interested and preferring reading over learning i became a school drop out. Looking for work i first became a stagehand and I have since spent part of every year traveling to wherever the job was happening. This got me to interesting places so I bought a Praktica MTL5 camera with a screw mount to document all this. I was hooked after i got my first proofs from the bw film back from the lab. After a lens got stuck in the screw mount i invested in a Pentax MZ-5 and i have been a loyal Pentax fanboy ever since, up to my current Pentax K1. I took photos whenever and wherever I could, experimenting with crossed processed and outdated slide film to get wild effects. After I saw what was possible using a plastic toy camera making some double exposures I decided that wanted to explore this road further, but produce cleaner images. Now, a few years later a sizeable part of my portfolio is made up of these images and I gladly present them to you here.
I now live in Bruges and still provide rigging and staging services seasonally, the rest of the time I try to focus on my photography and produce new works or print and market parts of my archive.
My work has already been used to illustrate bookcovers, to decorate a boutique hotel lobby, is sold on the local market in Bruges by myself and will soon be seen in a few floating galleries..
If you would like to help me and fund my further photographic ventures, consider purchasing a print. I offer a selection of limited edition prints, signed and numbered on archival paper.
I also have some other images available as simpler and smaller open edition prints, visit the Bruges Gallery to see these. You can find all purchase info on the individual artwork pages. All prints up to A3 size are made at home with love, care and very professional material. I stand for quality throughout the whole process, from obtaining the image to presenting it back at the world in printed form.
Enjoy the ride!