Ingrid Clauwaert

a belgian street photographer with a passion for music

Ingrid Clauwaert is a Belgian street photographer born in Venezuela. She studied violin, solfège and harmony at Bruges Conservatory and graduated at Gent Conservatory. She also obtained a licentiate in psychology at the University of Gent. She is a violinist, composer and singer and was active in different styles of music, from classical music in orchestra’s to jazz, rock and house bands. She currently lives in The Netherlands where she works as a public relations manager for an international company. 

photography & inspiration

When she was 12, she started off with an analogue Minolta camera. She learned to print her black and white photos the old way in a dark room. Due to her musical career she temporarily paused her photographic journey. In December 2018 she restarted with nature photography but quickly switched to black and white street photography. She is passionate about framing that single human in light, playing with lines, graphics, shadows or obtaining maximal depth. She also has a big fascination for train stations and stairs. Always curious to learn more she currently focusses on color street photography where she challenges herself to add extra emotion. She doesn’t just take a photo. She captures a story that is waiting to be told.

She finds her inspiration in photographers like Harry Callahan, Fan Ho, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mark Fearnley, Henri Prestes but also new photographers she discovers on different platforms. 


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I am currently working on the content of private or group workshops. More information will follow soon. 


Digital Gear:
Panasonic Lumix GX80

Panasonic zoom 14-42 mm, F3.5-5.6
Panasonic Leica 25 mm, F1.4

Analog Gear:
Minolta X-700
Minolta XG-M

Minolta MD 28 mm, F2.8
Minolta Rokkor 50 mm, F1.7
Sigma zoom 28-85 mm, F3.5-4.5
Panagor tele zoom 80-200 mm, F3.8