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Since 1994, Pascal Baetens has been realising portraits, fashion, nudes and travel reportages for editorial, commercial and private clients, including Elle, Men's Health, FHM and Maxim.

His collections of subtle nudes have been published in several art books 'The Fragile Touch', 'Allegro Sensibile' ('The Art of Nude Photography' USA-edition), 'Heavenly Girls' ('Heavenly Beauties' USA-edition), 'A Pocketful of Nudes', and the how-to-book 'Nude Photography, the Art and the Craft'. His work has also been featured in various notable books on modern photography and exhibited throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Pascal has interviewed photographers such as Avedon, Bitesnich, Dunas, Lindbergh, Maroon and Witkin and has curated various exhibitions. 


In 2008, Pascal received the title of Master Qualified European Photographer, the highest recognition given by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP).

Pascal Baetens has an extensive program of lectures and workshops. He lives and works at Salve Mater,  the former psychiatric hospital/monastery in Lovenjoel, Belgium.

Some highlights:

1963
born on 20th of July in Louvain, Belgium  
1986   Master in Law (KU Leuven)  
1989   Master in Political & Social Sciences, spec. International Relations & Peace Research (KU Leuven)  
1990   Diplôme d'Etudes Européennes (UC Louvain-la-Neuve; Panteios Athens)
A-Trainer Alpine Skiing
Studies photography with Stefanos Paschos (Athens, Greece)
 
1993   Member of IFSI (International Federation of Ski Instructors)
 
1994   Practitioner in Advanced Psycho-Dynamic Systems (IHD, Gent)
Degree in Photography (Central Jury, Narafi)
Establishes himself as independent photographer
 
1997-2000   Advisor International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist (B)  
1998   Exhibition, Galerie au Fil d'Ariane, Verviers (B)
Member of the NVBF (Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen)
 
1999   'The Fragile Touch', published by Foto Art
Exhibition, 4e Internazionale di Fotografia, Solighetto (I)
Exhibition, On-Gallery, Knokke-Heist (B)
 
1999-now   Lectures & workshops at photo festivals, photo schools, amateur & professional photographers associations  
2000   Exhibition, Theobalduskapel, Fofetu Foto Festival, Turnhout (B)
Exhibition, Nissen Expo, Leuven, (B)
 
2001   Exhibition, Galerie Pascal Polar, Brussels (B)
Exhibition Art Paris (F)
 
2002   'Allegro Sensibile', published by Weingarten Kunstverlag
Exhibition, Chapelle Sainte Anne, Arles (F)
Exhibition, Galérie Cap d'Art, Genval (B)
Exhibition Art Paris (F)
Exhibition Art Brussels (B)
 
2003   'The art of nude photography', published by Amphoto Books
Exhibition ModernBook/Gallery 494, Palo Alto, (USA)
Exhibition Art Brussels (B)
Exhibition Photo San Francisco (USA)
Exhibition Photo Los Angeles (USA)
 
2004   'Heavenly Girls', published by Edition Skylight
Exhibition Photo San Francisco (USA)
 
2004-2006   Curator Salve Mater Photo Festival (B)  
2005   'Heavenly Beauties', published by Amphoto Books
Exhibition Photo Los Angeles (USA)
Getuigschrift Pedagogische Bekwaamheid (paedagogic degree)
 
2006   Qualified European Photographer
Exhibition Photo Los Angeles (USA)
Exhibition Photo New York (USA)
 
2007   Exhibition Photo Los Angeles (USA)  
2007-10   'Nude Photography, the Art and the Craft', published by Dorling-Kindersley
American, German, Norvegian, Brazilian, Spanish, Korean & Chinese co-editions
 
2008   'A pocketful of Nudes', published by Images Publishing
Master Qualified European Photographer
Orvieto Photo Book Prize
Exhibition Photo Los Angeles (USA)
 
2008-10   Board member of FEP (Federation of European Professional Photographers)  
2009   Exhibition, workshop & lecture, Palazzo dei Sette, Orvieto Fotografia (I)
Exhibition, workshop, Sikanie Center of Visual Arts, Catania (I)
 
2010   Exhibition, Palazzo della Cultura, Catania (I)
Exhibition,Kulturama, Leuven (B)
 
2011   FEP European Photo Book of the Year Award
Exhibition Art Beijing (CN)
 
2012   Exhibition Art Gent (B)
Exhibition Fotofever Brussels (B)
Landesskilehrer 1 (Austrian Ski Association WSSV-ÖSV)
 
2013   '3x3x3' exhibition, Galeria Z, Bratislava (SK)
Exhibition, Horizonte Umweltfotofestival, Zingst (D)
 
2014   '3x3x3' exhibition, Fotomuseum Danmark (DK)