Ecole de Photographie Agnès Varda - Bruxelles (1999-2002)
About Sven Laurent
With images showing everyday life, objects of his close environment and some subtle portraits, Brussels based photographer Sven Laurent is exploring the questions of space, time and existence, revealing the beauty that often goes unseen.
Carrying a camera most of the time, I take pictures wherever I am.
I don’t look for the exotic or the spectacular.
I’m looking for the specific in the ordinary. I’m looking for what others wouldn’t notice and certainly not photograph.
Then I try to find a way to make it attractive by carefully framing a picture.
I try to compose a clean frame, organizing the elements according to light, color, shapes and perspective in order to make the ordinary, extraordinary …
The spatial organisation of the masses in his frames reveal either the sculptural or the immersive qualities of the photographed subjects, transcending the traditional perception of presence and materiality in contemporary photography.