Ronny Van De Velde
Kurt Stallaert is a world-renowned advertising and fashion photographer currently listed in the top 20 selected by Luerzer's international archive magazine. In his work, Stallaert often addresses today's social and cultural issues but never fails to add a touch of humor, an irritating element or an uplifting exaggeration. Further exploring the boundaries between the real and the surreal, Stallaert recently also discovered video and film. Using high-speed photography he created a series of moving images he calls moving stills: slowly moving pictures that approach both photography and film. With a subtle sense for metamorphosis of the human body and a deceleration of time and space, Stallaert evokes a peculiar expression in his images, seducing and threatening and the same time. Both his photos and his moving stills have an overwhelming and impacting effect on the spectator. With his work Kurt Stallaert wants to cross the border of imagination, go beyond simple aesthetics and make the everyday exceptional.