A passion for colors, textures, and the maritime universe.
Camco Technologies is proud for having acquired a masterpiece of Didier Engels, international container photographer.
As self-taught Belgian photographer, he started his photographic work DRY DOCK and KAAIEN in January 2015. A former dockworker and fashion designer, Didier has a sharp eye for colors, textures and detail.
After a first successful exhibition, Didier dedicates his time to capture the colors and freeze the moments in this unique universe of docks. Since his childhood, Didier Engels likes to stroll on the docks of the ports. At the age of 20, he experiences docker life at the port of Zeebrugge and this port affinity will never leave him. He discovers the phenomenal maritime traffic that fascinates his eyes: ships used by sea salt, freighters washed by the tides or containers patinated by sea spray. As many unique colors and raw materials that allow the photographer to release all the beauty and power of their symbolism.
Inspired by this maritime universe, he creates a series of abstract photographs from which he draws beauty from boat hulls. Bright and past-colored photographs that reflect the experience of these ships that have been returned to port or stored in dry dock.
Didier Engels then goes back to his first memories as a docker and makes a series of photographs from the docks of the port of Antwerp. He finds in the containers the perfect witness of his obsession for colors, preferably patinated, and for the subjects laden with history.
Sedimentary textures, faded colors, oxidized marks; it is in this territory that Didier Engels evolves.
Probably the only dedicated container terminal photographer, he travels the maritime universe finding new ways for capturing the beauty of the container shipping industry.
Didier Engels pictures have been in Miami, Brussels, London, Amsterdam, Lille, Knokke, Luxembourg and Saint Martin de Ré.
For more information on Didier Engels art, visit his website www.didierengels.be