Not every solution is an answer to a problem.
The Brussels-based artist David Helbich started collecting Belgian Solutions in 2006: he made photos of the peculiar and sometimes hilarious, no-nonsense solutions that he spotted in his daily surroundings. Once he started to share his photos online on Facebook and other social network platforms in 2009 (The Belgian Solutions page has over 34.000 fans by now) the project grew rapidly, with contributions posted by Belgian Solution spotters from around the world.
In 2013 Helbich published his first Belgian Solutions book, a collection of the best photos. It was an immediate success and has since been reprinted six times. Because Helbich kept receiving fantastic and original photos, a sequel was called for. In 2015 Volume 2 was published and now there is this third volume of Belgian Solutions: 301 photos with a brief introduction and bound in a beautiful linen softcover.
Conceptual artist David Helbich (1973) was born in Berlin and has been living in Brussels since 2002. He studied composition and philosophy in Freiburg and in Amsterdam and has created various projects as sound, installation, and performance artist and street photographer.