Franky Verdickt, 1971, Belgium, graduated with a masters degree from the St-Lukas academy in Brussels in 2007. In his personal work he searches for the ideal society, a utopia. Even though his work shows real places and real people, there is an ironic criticism of the ideology and the search for perfection. His series Fantasma was created in the self-pronounced republic of Transdnistria, an area between Moldova and the Ukraine. It’s a non existing country in which the people want to believe in their own ideas of reality. In his personal work there is a certain stillness, which is also visible in several of his documentary projects. He travels the world to places as Georgia, China and and Albania for his photographs. The following images come from the series Totem II, Fantasma and Work.