maarten kinet (b. 1978) is a Belgian photographer, musician and framer.
maarten has been shooting analog since 1997. He studied at Sint-Lucas School of Arts in Ghent. He still develops his film himself and prints the photographs in his own darkroom. The process is slow and time-consuming but allows his work to ripen like a good whiskey. Another distinctive feature of maarten is that he never crops his photographs: he prefers to stay faithful to what his eyes saw in that decisive moment.
As a musician maarten played bass for Belgian band Amenra from 2006 til 2012 and since 2014 rejoined their ranks for their acoustic tours. Apart from photography and music maarten is also passionate about framing, having learned the skills at Gaspart in Ghent (BE), He has also made a limited edition of screenprints of two of his photographs, a skill he learned from Marieken Hensen (mmmMar).
Amenra Live Diary - Digital exhibition (Tokyo, Japan 2018)
Amenra Live Diary - Marktsteeg 10 Leiden (The Netherlands, 2018)
Amenra Live Diary - Ancienne Belgique Brussels (Belgium, 2017)
screenprints - biënnale van Deinze (Belgium, 2016)
Nudes - ATMOSPHAERA by Alter Ego vzw (Belgium, Dec 5 2015)
Amenra - Consouling Store Gent (Belgium, 2014)
la fille d'O - biënnale van Deinze (Belgium, 2014)
Gentse Koppen - Bord'eau Gent (Belgium, 2013)
la fille d"O - Bar Buro Gent (Belgium, 2012)