Kristof Vrancken studied photography at the LUCA School of Arts in Genk, where he has been active as a researcher and teacher since 2008. In 2014 he started a PhD in the research group Inter-Actions at the LUCA School of Arts, called The Sustainist Gaze. As well as that, he runs the visual communication studio BeeldUitbraak. In his artistic work Kristof Vrancken explores the forgotten in-between spaces, places that are part of a no man’s land. As a gatherer Vrancken searches for the subtle remains of human activities, which he captures in his pictures. This reading and interpreting of the landscape results in silent but at the same time intense and astonishing images. In his most recent works Vrancken not only uses nature as a passive subject but also as an active ingredient of his images. By developing his tactile pictures with local plant extracts he strengthens the relationship between the physical place and the image.