Reginald Van de Velde: Dereliction and Drones
We are delighted to welcome award-winning Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde.
Reginald specialises in architecture, but not with a conventional perspective. Escapism is at the heart of his work, describing himself as a photographer “scouting the unknown and the unseen” and “a vagabond for lost beauty, a chronicler of forgotten magnificence”.
Reginald has travelled extensively, seeking out ruins, abandoned places and forgotten grandeur as well as “dystopian dreamscapes” that reflect their transient nature. Forgotten places and remote locations prove to be the perfect oasis for him to find solitude and calm in a “too chaotic world”. He finds tranquility, beauty and wonder in the patina of dereliction, geometry and abstract patterns.
Reginald’s photography is recognised internationally, with multiple achievements and accolades. He is also a master of drone photography and was a winner in the 2020 Aerial Photo Awards.
We hope that you will join us for a visual treat and immerse yourselves in Reginald’s world: fabulous pictures, fascinating anecdotes and historical detail.
Reginald has very generously offered a 25 x 25 cm print entitled ‘Orangerie’ (see below), which which will be raffled to raise funds for the Club (details of how to enter will be circulated to Club members and visitors by email).
Visitors are welcome (£5). Please get in touch with Julia, our Secretary, if you would like more information or to book a place.