about me


I worked for 20 years as a theaterdirector and set designer. But more and more photography invaded my professional path. I discovered a sense of “back to basics”, of re-sourcing. In order to be able to clarify this more, I decided to tell my story starting from photography and sculpture. (I still work as a drama teacher at Luca School of arts, and as a freelance stage designer). 

My photos are staged and look for a physical and psychological vulnerability. I try to create an image that expresses emotion and triggers emotion. I search for images with an intensity, not images with intentions. Images you look at because they tell you something, even if you do not immediately know what. Images that evoke a story, without being narrative.

My sculptures are a study of damage, both in the use of matter and in the expression of an emotion. The broken, the damaged, the unfinished and confused are represented in different ways through heads and bodies. Yet there is always a “sparkle”, sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally, perceptible.

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barbara vandendriessche