Fine art photographer, Ingrid Clauwaert forgets about the world when she walks around with her camera. She is a light searcher, impulsive and passionate, always looking for a creative perspective.
When did you start getting interested in photography?
I did a little when I was 12 years, but as I was studying music, I stopped with photography. I started again in December 2018.
What is your favourite quote that resonates with you the best?
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." W.B Yeats
Where do you find your inspiration?
I buy photography books, view accounts of fantastic photographers in different styles on Instagram so I can always be triggered to try something new.
Who are your favourite artists/photographers? Who has mostly influenced your style?
Harry Callahan, Fan Ho, Mark Fearnley, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Trent Parke, Mo Barzegar, Sean Tucker
Has your style of shooting changed since you first started?
Certainly, and it is still evolving! I started off with nature photography and now I focus mainly to fine art, always in search for that one human element framed into the light. Still I love different styles. And as I am still learning I try out other styles when I see an inspiring photo.
Where is your favourite place to shoot?
Most of the time I search for places where I can shoot stairs or train stations as I have a fascination for them. One of my favourite cities is Lisbon but I really love London too. So much to discover yet. And I love to walk around randomly and click whatever I feel in that moment.
Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? What would you say to someone just starting out?
I started with an iPhone 6, after 5 months I bought a Panasonic Lumix GX80 with a 14-42 lens, which I am very happy with. Maybe in the future I will buy another lens as I will continue to evolve. I would say to someone just starting: it is not the gear that makes the photographer, it is the passion and eye you need the most.
What characteristics do you think you need to become a photographer? What’s your tips or advice for someone in your genre?
Try things out, get inspired, be passionate, don’t give up and go out and feel the moment!
Have you ever been involved in the artistic world before photography?
Yes, I am a violinist, composer and singer in different styles of music.
Are there any special projects you are currently working on that you would like to let everyone know about?
I am working on my own website, want to organize a little expo and will soon propose my art for sale.
If I wasn't photographing what would I be doing?...
Composing, singing, painting, cooking difficult dishes or baking the most complicated cakes and reading books. I really need to be creative and challenged.