Belgian solutions is first of all a title, that became a way of speaking: “Look, a Belgian solution.”
It all started with me not stopping to take pictures of situations that I later began publishing on Facebook under this title. After some time people were sending me more and more photos, not only from Belgium of course, but from all over the globe, pictures that in very different and individual ways always kept saying: “Look, a Belgian solution.” or simply: “Look, a solution.”
On the facebook page of the project, everyone (with an account on this social networking site) could upload their own photos, their own ‘object trouvés’. Meanwhile the page contains really a lot of photos, endless series of beautiful proofs of our obsession to document the absurd and funny, the clever, smart, not so clever, only a little bit smart, but often wild solutions of daily survival.
In 2013, the first book “Belgian solutions – Volume 1” with 300 images of Belgian solutions, including 40 photos that people send me, was published. In 2016 “Volume 2” followed. Both books are published by Luster, Antwerp. The books have received an enormous national and international media coverage.
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