There is a saying that as you get older, you become unimpressed by a lot of S.H.I.T. (super highly irrelevant things). I wonder how this principle applies in photography, because we are also growing up in our photography skills, styles, needs and vision. Our way of making photography changes, starting with the switch from taking snapshots to making photographs. We change the gear we use, or give up using some lenses, while discovering new lenses; new focal lengths will become our favourites, while others will lose our interest. This is how I have moved from an ultra-wide angle fish-eye lens, which was capable of capturing not only too much, but basically almost everything, to narrower focal lengths, useful in isolating what is essential, against the disturbing and often unnecessary background.
Hello again and welcome to a new interview with another photographer. This time I had the chance to talk to Hélène Cook, a Brussels-based hobby photographer. She started photography a few years ago and she is a member of the Viewfinders’ Photography Club since 2017. She participated for the first time to an exhibition in October 2018 called “Schieven Regards”, which was organised by the Collective of photographers “Bruxelles Pixels”.
Now, after seeing her active and valuable contribution to the club, from the perspective of a member in the club’s committee and after being impressed by her portfolio and her approach in photography, I wanted to find out more about how she sees photography and share the answer with you. For this, I have prepared a set of questions, in order to find out about who is behind the photographs.