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The Young Gallery in Brussels has announced the accidental death of Belgian photographer Marc Lagrange.

He ended his engineering career in the nineties to devote himself to his real passion : photography. He is now considered one of the most renowned photographers in Europe. Over the years, he has developed his own unique and recognisable style of capturing female beauty : razor sharp as well as cinematic. His photos combine the imagery of directors such as Wong Kar-Wai and the distinguished melancholic style of the elaborated photographs of New York’s Philip-Lorca diCorcia.
Marc brings sensual femininity to a higher level, with many of his pictures mirroring a clearly sexual vibe without being explicit. They all breathe an intrinsic peace. Much like the work of his other sources of inspiration : Helmut Newton and – especially – Peter Lindbergh.

He chooses models with great personalities that can be reflected in his pictures. Eyes and gestures can speak a clearer language than words, and it’s because of this that he loves to work with dancers, actresses or very experienced models. These choices, together with his lighting techniques, are responsible for the cinematographic look of his work.
Marc always gets the best out of his models and is dedicated to exposing the pure beauty that inhabits all women. With one commission following another at top speed, Marc continues working at his personal work in his stylish studio – a former furniture factory in the city centre of Antwerp.

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