Photographer Ulrike Biets speaks the truth

Bent van Looy from Das Pop

Bent van Looy from Das Pop

Raw and uncut. Two words that best describe Ulrike Biets’ photography. One of The Word’s closest allies pretty much since the magazine’s launch, Ulrike has over the last few years been developing a body of work highly personal in its approach (she essentially captures her everyday surroundings – be they people, musicians or even animals) yet heavy-hitting in its honesty. Indeed, Ulrike likes to get right into the face of her subjects, getting up-close-and-personal with them, often revealing a human sensibility one might not, at first, have expected.

For this exhibition at Brussels’ K-nal (which runs until 11th December), she teams up with fashion imprint Girls from Omsk (whom we recently covered in our Russian Issue), creating a fictionary tale of style soldiers under the ‘Omsk Army’ moniker. Expect an anti-dote of jokes, pokes and anti-glamour folks.

Omsk Army – Ulrike Biets

Until 11th December 2010

Libertine Supersport (K-Nal), Brussels

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Els Pynoo of Vive La Fête

Els Pynoo of Vive La Fête