Ben Goovaerts and Maxim Piessen are two young Belgian artists who specialize in macro photography and illustration.
A collaboration between the two artists resulted in the unique artistic concept, Penpho.
Penpho is based on macro photography, enhanced by relevant or humorous graphics.
Their work, even in these days, is already being appreciated around the world.
They have been featured in national, and international, media for their unique and innovative artistic style.
The unseen world of gnomes
Penphopedia : Published Book
WHO WE ARE
Ben Goovaerts became passionate about illustrations and graphics from a young age.
He now has ten years of graphic design academy training and primarily designs cartoon strips with sharp humor.
In Penpho he adds graphic work to macro photos.
Ben s work is characterized by a realistic but ''fantasy'' approach, a mockery on every day experiences in order to influence perception.
His drawings start on a small piece of paper and then develop in something bigger or more mature.
Ben is currently studying at the Belgian University of Industrial Design and Product Development.
Youtube: Art project : Bowling
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Maxim Piessen is a macro photographer who specializes in extreme close-up photography of insects.
His work is characterized by photographing insects in a unique and minimalistic way.
Since he started photographing his work has been featured in national and international media.
Maxim has talked about his passion at schools and events, has hosted four expositions in 2013 and wrote several articles for photography books.
Maxim won a wildcard spot to participate in an 'Insect Photography Workshop' in St. Louis, America.
He is 19 years old and is currently living in Antwerp, Belgium.
His work is featured here: www.maximpiessen.com