Ingrid Clauwaert

a belgian street photographer with a passion for mOOD

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 made her first shots on her phone and quickly bought a digital camera. She found back her love for 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, stairs and bridges. Always curious to learn more she challenged herself to add extra emotion going for moody cinematic fog scenes. She doesn’t just take a photo. She captures a story that is waiting to be told.

In april 2021 she bought a Minolta X700 and went back to her first love with analog photography.  6 Months later she was developing her own films. Her favorite films to shoot with are: Kodak Portra400 and Cinestill800T and the Belgian B-still800/250 and 50. Shooting film is shooting at a slow pace. It’s about taking time to define each photo. Adding the whole process of developing,  scanning and editing makes it extra rewarding for her. 

Her next steps are into food photography where she will be working for websites of different delicatessens and food service caterers so she can give her own take on food as she is also a fine dining cook. She will also come up with a narrative child series as she wants to pass a message to adults about finding and recovering the child we all have have inside. She is driven by always giving a meaning to her photography. Sometimes creating a dream world and sometimes hitting hard reality.

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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 MD 28 mm, F2.8
Minolta Rokkor 50 mm, F1.7
Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 135 mm, F2.8
Sigma zoom 28-85 mm, F3.5-4.5
Panagor tele zoom 80-200 mm, F3.8