Nele is our newest team member & Loft photographer. We asked her some questions about her career, inspiration and dreams. Discover her world behind the camera.
How did your passion/love for photography start?
When my girlfriends and I were about 12 years old, our sleepovers consisted of location-hunting, stuffing backpacks full of clothes, taking pictures. Then, editing everything on really bad programs the next day.
I lost that for a few years. But by studying graphic design, I rediscovered that love for photography. The only difference is that the backpacks full of clothes have become suitcases.
I have always regarded photography as a source of inspiration for colours, materials and compositions. Photography is my way of communicating.
Do you look up to other photographers?
I admire a lot of people, in all kinds of different fields. It always changes. The world is full of inspiring people, and there is a lifetime to discover them.
If I had to give three names today I would go for:
What inspired you to come and work at Loft?
As a child, much to my mother's chagrin, I had to examine every eyewear storefront I passed. Something in me wanted to become an eyewear designer. I've always said that if I couldn't become a graphic designer or a photographer, I would start designing glasses.
When I heard that loft was looking for a photographer, I couldn't help but respond quickly.
What's still on your bucket list?
I still want to work on many projects with people I admire. I also think it would be nice to travel now and then for assignments and to discover the world that way. There are still many things I want to learn.
Perhaps the biggest dream remains to publish (or more realistically: to participate in) a fashion magazine, to bring my passion for fashion, graphic design and photography together.
Lastly, do you have an expo tip in Belgium or/and the Netherlands?
Vincent Delbrouck in Stieglitz 19.
Hanne Lamon at Ingrid Deuss.