W.44 Photo Gallery
You will find the W44 Photo Gallery at the very center of Brussels. Close to the stock exchange, Halles Saint Géry and Place Sainte Catherine.
A stone’s throw from the Zinneke pis…
W.44 stand for ‘Worshop 44‘.
Workshop as the gallery contains, in his baseman, a complete workshop dedicated to the photography.
But also as the gallery is situated at the very center of Brussels, the perfect playground for street photography.
44 simply because the gallery is located at number 44 of the street.
The W.44 photo gallery is an original project which aims, for these founders, to pose, and who knowns, even to bring, a different perspective on the world
… and to share it with a greater number of people.
Do not hesitate to come to contribute…
dacss - Damien Cassiers
Damien Cassiers seeks to show you the world differently.
From his past as an engineer, he has kept a taste for models that allow us to better understand the world.
Starting from a photo, and through a process of deconstruction and reconstruction, dacss lets you explore a univer where space and time intertwine. Where our representation of the world is part of the existence of our reality.
Among his favorite subjects, and as a Brussels native, he has chosen to show you Brussels uncommon.
In his studio-gallery, located in the heart of the city, you will discover a unique vision of the capital.
Damien Cassiers aims for a global and complete approach to photographic expression. Each step of the process, from shooting to printing, including digital processing, are all opportunities to highlight his subject and express the emotions he feels.
dacss has the willing to master all the step that goes from taking photos to the final piece of art. He sees the different stages, that lead to a final work into our physical world, as so many opportunities to emphase his subject and express the emotions he feels.
An analogy with a play is a good way to understand what each step in the realization process may bring:
To build a good play, we first need a good original text/scenario.
Similarly, the photographer must develop his way of looking to the world and his photographic skills to take good images.
A good play will only be of value if a director has a strong and original idea of the discourse and the direction he wants to give to the original text.
Similarly, during the development process (especially with digital photography), the photographer has the opportunity to highlight his subject and the emotions he wants to convey by using the full range of tools at his disposal. As a simple example, a black&white development will not provide the same result and emotion as a color photography.
PRINTING AND MOUNTING
Finally, a good play will be nothing without good actors.
Similarly, a good photo will be nothing, into our physical world, without a good print and an appropriate mounting. The choice of paper and medium will have a significant impact on the perception of the final work.
By choosing, to include in its practice, all aspects of photography (shooting, digital development, printing and mounting), dacss is able to choose, at each stage, the elements that will best serve its purpose.