"She creates images you won't ever forget. It's like she abuses the beauty of the images to confuse observers." - Weekend
Knack. Photographer for the well-known Smoking Kids, Animalcoholics and Your Last Shot series, Frieke Janssens is part of a new generation of aesthetic photographers. Pictures of smoking children and drunk animals, people on their deathbeds and single women on the hunt for men - yet somehow her photographs are never shocking or crude. In fact, you'll have a hard time finding someone more in touch with aesthetics than Frieke Janssens. She's been a professional photographer for twenty years now, so it was about time she published her own book.
When a Frieke Janssens photograph appears in a major Belgian magazine, it does not go unnoticed, but it is her own publications that have garnered worldwide acclaim as meticulous series of photographs, impressively framed with a strong aesthetic attraction. Janssens has opened exhibitions everywhere, from Vladivostok to New York. In 2016, she held an overview exhibit called 20 Years of Photography in Antwerp.