I am dedicated to black-and-white photography.
After years of working in commercial photography, I directed my interests to black-and-white artistic photography. I find my inspiration in the problems of multicultural societies, the coexistence of various national and ethnic groups, the issues of a language barrier, as well as in the lack of dialogue between the "old" (the native population) and the "new" (the immigrants).
Furthermore, I am very interested in classic arts, and I am seeking to make a bridge between these arts - let’s say from Altamira to Picasso - and temporary arts with modern techniques.
To illustrate contemporary social issues in a funny way, I developed a series of quotes and sayings, which are illustrated by children and adults from different cultures, and who are saying the words in sign language. The result was a series that was unique in the world. You can view, purchase and download the images on the gallery’s of my website. http://www.janke.be
To expose my art, I use several media outlets - the classic (like printed media) and also trams and airplanes. Furthermore, I also pursue commercial assignments, but I always specialize in black-and-white - in calendars, exhibition booths, book covers and illustrations.