A call from a woman named Lieve coincidentally found its way to Belgian photographer Titus Simoens. While listening to Lieve speak of her sister, Brigitte, an image of this unknown woman, “the best-looking girl in her class”, began to form. Simoens leafed through the family albums, looking for images which portray her as a worldly woman; a young lady from a small Belgian village who had the elegant allure of the jet set. Leaving the book design partly to chance, Simoens built a surprising narrative, full of unexpected details and potential metaphor. The result is a story at once original and coincidental, leaving us to wonder what might lie behind this woman’s smile. Published by Art Paper Editions (Ghent).
176 pages, 20 x 27 cm, softcover, Art Paper Editions (Ghent).