Sometimes the thin line between dreams and reality can become confused and crossed. Charlotte manages to lead us to a world were dreams can be fulfilled. The sharp tones and subtlety of the details are, in our view, some of her characteristic features. Of course, what she dreams, imagines and sees is completely inimitable.
IAYJ: Where are you from and what do you do?
Charlotte: I’m from Antwerp, Belgium and I’m a student at the royal academy of fine arts.
IAYJ: What does art mean to you?
C: I think art adds an extra layer to people. Whether it is by viewing it or by making it. For me, being able to express myself in an artistic manner means being able to let everything go. Every tension, every dream, every emotion, I can process them all while working.
IAYJ: Where do you find inspiration?
C: About everywhere! I love browsing the internet, walking through beautiful cities, meeting interesting people and I am completely addicted to buying art books and magazines. I try not to get too directly influenced by other people’s work though. That’s why I prefer inspiration from an unexpected corner and from another field of work than photography.
Lately I’ve been very inspired by the japanese wabi sabi aesthetics.
IAYJ: Which are your favourite artists?
C: I absolutely love the work of Mark Borthwick and other big names, but I equally enjoy the work of rising new photographers like Jeff Luker, Jennily Marigomen, Wai Lin Tse and others. So many others!
IAYJ: Future plans?
C: Too many to name! But for the near future, I really want to explore the possibilities of fashion in photography a bit more.
You can find more about her work on her website.