Hendrik Braet (1974) is a Belgian documentary-based photographer, whose work focuses on his surrounding culture. Endeavouring to catch and embrace reality, Braet never composes his images. The spectacle the artist discovers on the streets of Flanders defies all imagination: an organic hodgepodge grown from a wide range of different styles and periods. Braet calls this ubiquitous style ‘Flemish Eclecticism’. Among the Flemish people Braet identifies a desire to carefully define their territory and to create order and symmetry. As a reaction Braet seeks out hilarious and odd situations, a colourful oasis among the grey landscape of his country.