“La photographie n’a pas changé depuis son origine, sauf dans son aspect technique – ce qui pour moi ne constitue pas une préoccupation majeure”. Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1980.

Her first steps into photography date back to her childhood. Already at a tender age she was fascinated by images. She used her photography to create a record of her life, capturing whatever interested her when venturing out with her old Nikon camera in a black and white world. She was determinate to master it, and thus became wrapped up in the technical side of photography and darkroom techniques. Moving to Brussels coincided with her enrolment in the Academy of Visual Arts and with the consequent immersion into the universe of research photography. She simply fell in love with photography.

During this period of experimenting with printing , use of several cameras and investigating other photographers’ work, she started to develop her own style. But the real initiation rite occurred when she met a fine art photographer, who revealed the secrets of Pictorialism to her and taught her how to develop the images using ink, gum and earth instead of silver, a pure photographic fine art & craft. The traditional techniques such as gum printing, bromoil and Van Dyck brown are used to create contemporary Pictorialism. It needs lot’s of trial and error and the end result is unpredictable. A challenge and a struggle. Today she still experiments with other techniques that can help her to create new images.

Her interests become complete concepts, starting from psychological and sociological themes or ideas. She likes to translate them in multimedia installations where content and form are both important. Everything is considered an important element in the whole and studied intricately and interaction with the spectator is encouraged.