My name is Robin Vandenabeele and I am the photographer of all the works you will find on this site.
This website is my shop and online portfolio for you to buy prints and items, to license images as a professional or to simply browse at leisure to see some nice photos as a visitor.
I grew up in rural Belgium in a small town. Not feeling very motivated by the traditional schooling system and preferring reading books over learning courses I became a school drop out. Looking for work I became a stagehand and found that I really enjoyed the pace, the variation and the physical aspect of building large events and temporary structures so I stuck to that and things grew from there. Since then I have been freelancing as a light technician, rigger, scaffolder, setbuilder, stagebuilder, staging supervisor for various companies and different projects in my own country and abroad. Wanting to preserve memories I took up photography at some point and I was hooked pretty much straight away. I took photos whenever and wherever I could, experimenting with different cameras, crossed processed and outdated slide film to get wild and unusual effects. After I saw what was possible making some double exposures using a simple plastic toy camera, I decided that wanted to explore this road further and refine my technique and the 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, Belgium and still provide rigging and staging services on a freelance basis, the rest of the time I try to focus on my photography and produce new works or print and market parts of my archive. You can find the results in the shop.
My work has already been licensed to illustrate bookcovers, to decorate a boutique hotel lobby, is occasionally sold by myself on the local market in Bruges and is for sale on board several Holland-America Line cruiseship galleries.
If you are a company and interested in licensing my work or If your are in the trade business and want to resell some of my products, contact me for more info on availability and conditions.
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Enjoy the view!