As a visual storyteller, Eddy Verloes creates a poetic and mysterious world in his mainly black and white photos that sometimes balance between realism and surrealism. He is always focused on the decisive moment and shoots with his soul, not with his camera. Some of his (street) photos are also spiced with a touch of humor and it's difficult to put him in a box.
Eddy Verloes studied literature, philosophy and arts at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and the AlbertLudwigs-Universität Freiburg i.B. (Germany). As a photographer, he studied at CVO Louvain (Belgium).
Between 2015 and 2021 he has published 4 photo books ("No time to Verloes", "Cuba libre", "Zeezuchten" and “Losing Our Minds/Buiten zinnen”) and has exhibited in several galleries in the USA, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Austria, Greece, Crete, Malta, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. He has been selected several times for national and international competitions (LensCulture, Life Framer, All-About-Photo). In 2020/2022 he has already received more than 50 awards/ prizes: he was the Belgian Winner of the EISA Maestro Photo Contest 2020, finalist at the Vienna International Photo Awards 2020, New York Center for Photographic Art 2020, Winner at the Open Call 2020 ("Fine Art") Lucie Foundation Los Angeles, Winner at the Antwerp International Photography Festival, selected as one of the 25 Winners at the All-About-Photo Contest B&W, selected as one of the best contemporary photographers worldwide by the American site All-About-Photo, Winner of the Life Framer Photo Contest 2020 (“Civilization") and selected for their Collection,Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 (Best Single Image – People of the world), Winner Siena Creative Photo Award 2021 (Open theme), Winner Malta International Photo Travel Award 2020/2021, 2nd Place @ MonoVisions Awards 2021 (Photojournalism) London, Finalist FOCUS Photo Los Angeles 2021, Winner 16th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2021 Beverly Hills (California), Artist Winner of the Union of Lights 2021 World Photography Contest (“Street & Lifestyle), Winner 17th Pollux Awards 2021 (Open theme -series) Barcelona (Spain), Winner of the Chelsea International Photography Competition 2021/2022 New York (USA), Winner Fine Art Photography Awards 2021/2022 (Photojournalism) 8th edition London (UK), Gold Winner Muse Photography Awards 2022 (Fine Art Photography - People), Gold Winner London Photography Awards 2022 (Black & White Photography - Religious and People Photography - Religious)