Emerging Photographer Fund – 2013 Shortlist
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EPF 2013 shortlist
UNDER THE SHEETS
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I am Striping our intimacy, our sheets do not isolate anymore our bodies.
I feel that I live through the contact of others, their look, their skin. My photos are the captures of our unprotected feelings.
Instead of completed series my photos are a collection of loose images, put together spontaneously. My photography are snapshots of the daily lives of my friends, a generation on the edge of adulthood and being lost. I captures these moments spontaneously, without distance between me and my subject, since I am part of the same world.
It’s about a generation dealing with all the possibilities and dangers of life.
I’m never a distant observer, record what I see while traveling and happens from time to time that I see someone in the street that intrigues me. In fragments we are introduced to my life. Sometimes I get ideas in my dreams though and then I ask friends to come with me to the places I’ve seen in my dreams and photograph them there.
I don’t want to suggest indifference but a freedom, a frivolity to enjoy and an innocence to preserve. I want people to remind of the beauty around them that you sometimes even find in the most simple of things, even in Belgium. I want to inspire people to enjoy the moment and look a but closer at things. I want them to feel emotions, sensations. Emotions that remind them of certain things. Like if people can watch they own biography trough my work.
I was born in 1989, started taking photos at the age of 16, studying fine arts from 14 until I was 17. Then I was enrolled in the School of Photography at Saint-Luc in Liege my hometown, where I was a student of Emmanuelle D’Autreppe, Alain Janssens, and Jean Janssis. Since I’ve been travelling around the word and working for some magazine.
I showed my work in Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Bruxelles, Anvers, Arles, Breda and Amsterdam.