Container Love’s mission is to highlight the beauty in diversity, to change views on love and to encourage and inspire more body positivity. Do your pictures have a message that fits into the Container Love universe?
Very much so. The diversity that is visible through my pictures comes from my environment I surround myself with. There is no active thought that I need to have this diversity in my photos, but it’s just reality.
I believe very much in beauty in rawness and something real. All I do in the end with my pictures is scan the negatives and colour balance them. If I start editing, correcting and homogenising my pictures it would take all the charm out of these moments. Life happens around us, and I photograph often when it’s not very expected. The unposed, the raw. Flaws and all. All walks of life.
The cover of my book in Young and Renegade was chosen as a featured photo of the whole project, because this cover represents this rawness very well, and I was aware that people back home would buy this book, or see it, or stores would have it laying in them. Normalising realness.
Ok, we have a very personal question for you. Tell us your first love story. In 10 words.
We spent months in my bedroom hiding from reality together.
Container Love has been exhibiting a lot at music and art festivals in the past years. Will you be with us when our Pop Up Container starts rolling through the world again after the pandemic? And will you bring your camera?
That would be great! I can’t wait for galleries and exhibitions to open up again. It was very much a big part of what I was doing in Belgium still, but since the project that sort of took a back seat.
I always have some camera ready, of course.
What would you really like to do? Right now? Instead of answering these little questions…
It’s already 19:30, time for this housewife to have her glass of red wine!
Famous last words?
Eentje is geentje.