about

Architecture is the entire impact of a building: the appearance, the use and the spatial experience of a building inside and out, in four dimensions. But it is not always possible to experience architecture in this way. At exhibitions, during lectures, and in publications, pictures must be used to communicate architecture. Thus, architects often surround themselves with various experts in representation media.
Koen Van Damme is such an expert. His architectural photography is intense and concentrated, involving much more than just taking pictures. Although reality cannot be captured in a photograph, Koen Van Damme reveals essential beauty by cleverly combining fragments of the whole.
Text, Caroline Goossens, 9/21/2012
His photographs are published in Frame, P&I, Prismes Editions, Decors, A+U, Deco Magazine, Federico Motta Editore, Belgium New Architecture, Ons Erfdeel, Vimadeco, Case da Abitare, Kwintessens, de Architect, Jaarboek Architectuur, A+, a.mag, Architectural Digest, Domus

Books
2001     Offices, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 90 209 46951
2002     Deutsche Bank, Sa philosophie, ses filiales
2006     Warehouses, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 90 209 6240
2008     Experience Shopping, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 978 90 209 7745 5
2012     Innovate, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 978 90 209 9695 1
             Restaurant Designs, Lieven Musschoot, Stichting Kunstboek

Awards
2005    Belgian Senate Photography Prize, second prize
2005    Architekturbild, European Prize of Architectural Photography, third prize
2007    International Color Awards, nomination architectural category
2008    Black & White Spider Awards, Honorable Mention and 3 nominations
2009    International Color Awards, nominations in the categories abstract and architecture
2010    International Color Awards, nominations category of fine art
2010    Canvascollectie/Collection RTBF, 3 works selected for final exhibition in Bozar
2010    Black & White Spider Awards, nomination category of architecture
2011     International Color Awards, nomination category of architecture
2012     Archifocus, first prize professional jury
2013     Archifocus, first prize professional jury, overall winner
2014     Black & White Spider Awards, 4 nominations architectural category 
2015     Black & White Spider Awards, 3 nominations architectural category
2016     Black & White Spider Awards, 1st prize Outstanding Achievement, Honorable Mention, 4 nominations