Louis Kerckhof (°1994, Ghent) is a visual artist based in Ghent, Belgium. He is best known for his portrait and fashion photography.
His driving motivation in his work is to make a connection with the person he photographs and to capture them in a space where they feel comfortable to create an intimate environment.
Besides that, identity, gender and queer are recurring themes in his work and he is driven to photograph social changes in society that are also related to these themes.
His latest project, also his graduation project, is called ‘QUEER WE ARE’ and focuses on a queer community that is ever changing and getting larger by the day. This series was also published in his first book ‘QUEER WE ARE’ and got an award from ‘de Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen’ during his final graduation expo.
2016 – 2019 LUCA School of Arts / Narafi, BA in Photography, Brussels, BE
2019 (Prior Country Programme) Pacific Northwest College of Art, BFA in Photography, Portland, USA
2019 – Photography internship at AVANTGAND, Ghent, BE
2019 – Photography internship with Louis-Philippe Beaduin, BE
2019 – Prize from Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen, BE
2015 – Shortlist, British Book Design & Production Awards, ‘Best student book’ category, UK
Bouncerocks, BeContent, Dift Agency, Cavaria VZW, Wel Jong Niet Hetero, Zizo Magazine, Sander Bos, Paul’s Boutique (Bruges), De Oesterput (Blankenberge), Rica Stays, Aliceroxy, The Vegan Network, Bruges in Choc, Santos Hair & Skin Clinic (Ypres), Moonday, T’Art (Ghent), Patched Clothing, Abylsen (Ghent)
2020 – Group Exhibition – Vitrines d’Amour by Gent Linkeroever, De Frietketel, Ghent, BE
2019 – Group Exhibition – Opus One by BREEDBEELD, De Romaanse Poort, Louvain, BE
2019 – Group Exhibition – ‘Jong Talent’ – Luca Showcase, C-Mine, Genk, BE
2019 – Group Exhibition – Graduation Expo Narafi, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, BE
2019 – Group Exhibition – I accidentally often say hi, Third Room, Portland, USA
2020 – Portrait Awards Competition Gallery, LensCulture, NL (Online)
2019 – Opus One, Photo Book, BE (Print)
2019 – De Standaard, BE (Online & Print)
2019 – Het Nieuwsblad, BE (Online & Print)
2019 – Het Belang Van Limburg (Online)
2019 – Charlie Magazine, BE (Online)
2019 – ZIZO Magazine, BE (Online)
2019 – De Standaard, BE (Print)
2018 – Lite On 10, BE (Online & Print)
2018 – ZIZO Magazine, BE (Print)