Pascal Baetens (Belgium, 1963) is most known for his sensual nudes, who have been exhibited and published worldwide and resulted in his books 'The fragile touch' (UK, 1999), 'Allegro sensibile' (Germany, 2002), also known as 'The art of nude photography' (USA, 2003) and 'Heavenly Girls' (Germany, 2004), also known as 'Heavenly Beauties' (USA, 2005), and 'A Pocketful of Nudes' (Australia, 2008). His how-to book 'Nude photography, the Art and the Craft', initially published by DK-London in 2007, has been translated into German, Norvegian and Chinese.
Pascal Baetens is searching for authenticity and emotion in his imagery. His nudes, his beauty, fashion and travel images have been published in magazines such as ELLE, Maxim, FHM, Penthouse, and many others.
His studio at Salve Mater (near Brussels airport, Belgium) is a huge abandoned monastery hospital with a great French feeling: about 100 small and larger rooms, including an early 20th century chapel.
In 2008, Pascal Baetens has been awarded Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP), the highest European photography distinction, by the Federation of European Professional Photograpehrs FEP.
Pascal speaks English, Dutch, French, German and Italian and leads a series of lectures and workshops about several aspects of people photography.