A painting is, in fact, nothing more than a surface made up of colours, in lights en darks and more or less saturated. This entirely abstract vision for me connects with what is pictured in the painting: a portrait, an anecdote, a landscape. …It fluctuates, in my own work too, between abstraction and representation; between the object, the material and the representation, the reality behind it, the so-called real image. (Loosely translated form photagrapher Dirk Braeckman)