I’m from Belgium, and because I am still new to Louisville, having moved to the Upper Highlands Belknap neighborhood with my family in 2020, I am naturally attracted to what’s new to me — like the yellow school bus I photographed or unusual cultural habits like enjoying the front porch, which we don’t have in Belgium. In my neighborhood, I tried to focus on homes’ “customization” and signs of singularity — in front yards (manicured and “wild”), in façades and, generally speaking, on everything people can see from the street. I mean, kid toys, murals, gardens.
I hope my photography depicts the complexities of life.
Technically, I often use a long exposure to transform reality and create a composition that consists of lines, shapes and colors. I aim to use a dynamic sense of contrast and bright highlights to reveal and conceal different aspects of each image. I want to surpass the overwhelming depression and find the beauty. In what could seem so elementary and obvious, I hope to unveil the intricacies of our planet.