There is a cinematic quality to the work of the Canberra-based photographer Wouter Van de Voorde. Born in Belgium; Van de Voorde photographs the urban landscape and captures the mystery that exists within the surroundings of our everyday. His fragmented portraits of the world around him are steeped in atmosphere and they evoke a sense of emptiness and mystery.
Van de Voorde moved to Australia in 2008 and so he likes to view himself as a ‘photographer in exile’. He has become ‘the permanent tourist’ and in this role he captures a new world through his lens. Van de Voorde seems to be a photographer who meditates strongly on his surroundings, and it’s no surprise that with a background in painting his work carries a strong reflective nature in its quality. You can view more of his images online here.