Living and working in Borgerhout, Belgium, with husband and three small children, Inge is all about photography. She took a degree in photography from the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst Mortsel.
She developed a taste for images in her earliest childhood. Inge was fascinated by old shots and pictures from - and by - her (great)grandparents and she often browsed the treasure chest of family archives.
After achieving her teacher’s degree in 2002 she spent a sabbatical year in South Africa. The following years brought long travels, camera in hand. Inge loves getting to know new people, learning about their stories and their memories.
Her interest in film stills was sparked by working as a set photographer on the film set of ‘Vermist’, a Flemish TV series, in 2007 and 2008.
A selection of Inge’s travel pictures was exhibited at the Sfinks-café in Boechout in 2009.
2010 was the year when Inge was invited by a local community to spend a number of days with asylum seekers and their children. She hosted a few photography workshops for them and engaged them into building their own photo exhibition.
Meeting Koen Vande Sompele, a peer photographer with a very different angle on the art, much impacted Inge’s work. They cooperated on various photo reports . This largely boosted Inge’s sense for composition.
Not only was her ‘eye’ impacted by working with Koen, they even built a family together: three children came into the picture in a rather short time. Motherhood shifted Inge’s focal point. She stopped traveling, but she kept on taking photographs. Hunting down stories of other people made way for documenting the daily life of herself and her loved ones.
Last year she picked up traveling again and she went to South Africa once more. A new photo collection ‘It wasn’t a dream’ was born from this latest adventure.