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Losing our minds
Losing our minds
My series “Losing our minds” was taken at the beginning of the corona crisis 2020: a bizarre, but extremely fascinating period. Man loses his mind because a stormy situation presents itself that is new and challenging for him. Fear tries to overpower him, he freezes, starts to reflect on the world and on the punishment that Mother Nature seems to sends us. We have treated our Mother Earth too lightly, demanded too much of her in our egoism. Reflection is necessary.
I want this poetic-philosophical reflection to speak through my images in these corona times. In my series “Losing our minds” I consciously show only young people who are looking for themselves, for the meaning of life and the relationship between man and nature. It is sometimes difficult to draw the line between realism and surrealism, between reality and madness. Are those figures real or staged in my photos? Sometimes we as a layman have the same reaction: is this the real world in which we live or is this madness?
Eddy Verloes (1959) studied literature, philosophy and arts at the University of Louvain (Belgium). As a photographer, he studied at CVO Louvain (Belgium). Between 2015 and 2022 he has published 5 photo books and has exhibited in several galleries in the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, France, Austria, Greece, Malta, Crete, Hungary, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Most important awards in 2020-2022: Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 (People of the World), selected for the Life Framer Collection, selected as one of the best contemporary photographers worldwide by the American website All-About-Photo, Winner Pangea Prize Creative Photo Awards 2021 (Open Theme), Winner Malta International Photo Travel Award 2020/2021, 2nd Place MonoVisions Awards 2021 (Photojournalism) London, Winner 16th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2021 Beverly Hills (California), Winner Union of Lights 2021 World Photography Contest (Street & Lifestyle).