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Since 1994, Pascal Baetens has been realising portraits, fashion, nudes and travelreportages 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.


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
1998   Member of the NVBF (Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen)
2005   Getuigschrift Pedagogische Bekwaamheid (paedagogic degree)  
2006   Qualified European Photographer  
2008   Master Qualified European Photographer  
2008-10   Board member of FEP (Federation of European Professional Photographers)  
2012   Landesskilehrer 1 (Austrian Ski Association WSSV-ÖSV)