The contrast with the sophistication of Knokke, the belle époque grandeur of De Haan or the bustling seaside resorts of Ostend, Middelkerke and Blankenberge could not be clearer.
Photographer Henk van Cauwenbergh has his roots in this multifarious hinterland. It is where he met Jacques Brel as a 16-year-old. A short meeting, but one that left an indelible impression… and now, decades later, results in this impressive photo book. Henk van Cauwenbergh captured the iconic places of “his” flat land in his unmistakable style; the Damse Vaart, the polders, the Zwinvlakte, the North Sea beach … Mon Plat Pays is a 232-page-long visual tale with as common thread the many culinary addresses in the region, from authentic eateries to Michelin-starred restaurants.
Les Brasseries de Paris, the first volume in Henk van Cauwenbergh’s much-talked-about series on cities, has been out of print for quite some time now. High time, therefore, to devote a new book to the creative and frivolous city of lights that is so dear to him. In this Paris Revisited, he presents an up-to-date picture of the atmosphere that Paris exudes today and tomorrow.