My goal with Cape of Good Hope is to provide a context in which photographers, graphic designers and authors can reflect about a work of photography. When the result of this reflection is the realisation of a photobook, Cape of Good Hope also functions as a label that takes care of its promotion and distribution. It’s a collaborative workspace in the domain of self-publishing.
Façade Démocratique (2016) became the first product of this workspace. It contains my personal work about Belgium (2001-2008). The photobook tries to explore how values like humanity, hope and beauty are doing in Belgium’s consumerist society. It is the great Kaat Flamey (graphic designer) who played the main facilitating role in this project. I am eternally grateful to her.
Currently, Cape of Good Hope is preparing the publication of the work of my friend Geert Van Den Eede. Geert has travelled over a period of 10 years to the south eastern corners of Europe (Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, ….). He is investigating in a poetic and personal way the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the introduction of capitalism on local landscapes and communities. The title of this project is Where are we now? This time, we are collaborating with Grégoire Romefort (graphic designer), Olivier Dengis (photogravure) and Ognjen Lopušina (essayist). Release of the photobook will be in the spring of 2018!
Cape of Good Hope is based in Brussels (Belgium).