About

For Valérie Naessens photography offers the opportunity to escape from daily routine.
In addition, it allows her to interpret reality and to create her own view of it.
Melancholy, as a combination of beauty and sadness, is predominantly  present in her photos. 

Among her favourite subjects are abstracted landscapes and portraits.
When taking a portrait her prime objective is to visualize intimacy. 
This gives her work depth and refinement.

Expositions

upcoming :
Mindscapes : solo-exposition in association with Fotografie Circuit Vlaanderen / different locations in Flanders / July 2021 – June 2023
Calender and locations :  https://fotografiecircuit.be/
In Between : group exposition Zinkae / kasteel Borluut / Kleine Gentstraat 69 / Sint-Denijs-Westrem / 31st march till 10th April 2023

past
SANT2022 : group exposition in association with City of Bruges – cultural department / Hendrik Pickeryzaal – Belfort – Markt Brugge / 11th September till 23th October 2022
This is not a landscape #2 : group exposition is association with PAK/ Dulaertweg 80 – Gistel/ 18th September till 16th October 2022
Fotofest : group exposition Zinkae / GUM – Palmarium van de plantentuin K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35 Gent / 3rd till 11th September 2022
Lockdown
: group exposition in association with City of Bruges – cultural department/ Komvest – Bruges/ 13th March till 28th November 2021
A Butterfly’s Scream : group exposition in association with PAK & Museum Dr. Guislain/ Psychiatrisch Centrum ‘Sint-Amandus’ in Beernem/ October 2021
Mindscapes : group exposition is Association with Oostkamp – cultural department / Oostcampus – Oostkamp/ 10th till 16th June 2021

Training

Initial training photography : SNT Brugge
Portfolio photography : CVOSG Brugge 
Master classes black & white / street/abstract /experimental: SNT Brugge
Workshop ‘reportage photography’ : Het objectief under the guidance of Frederik Buyckx
Workshop ‘behind the scenes’ : Het Objectief under the guidance of Bas Bogaerts
Workshop ‘selecting images and making a sequence’ : Breedbeeld under the guidance of Valentina Stellino
Workshop ‘how to expose’ : Breedbeeld under the guidance of 
Geoffrey De Beer
Workshop ‘photo album’ : Breedbeeld under the guidance of Stefan Vanthuyne

Book

Mindscapes 2021

Published

  • Krant van West-Vlaanderen / West-Vlaanderen in beeld / 23th November 2018
  • Local television Focus / News / 04th November 2022