Name Sven Van Driessche
Tools of trade: Polaroid SX-70
Tell us a little (or a lot) about yourself
I studied photography ( digital photography was not born then ) when I was young, because I needed a diploma…and once I had my diploma I was getting interested in photography :-). I thought myself to shoot concert photography, later I took a lot of slides when I was traveling the world and now I’m totally into Polaroids since 5 years.I get inspired by a lot of things. A painting, traveling, the look of a girl, cities, music, a window,… For my polaroids I tried to find places or things that bring you back to old times. I made this year a polaroid in Havana, Cuba and it’s like that polaroid was taken in 1960 or so. And with the vintage hype from the last years, a nice vintage summer dress can turn into a vintage mood polaroid.I also tried, last year to make some polaroid portraits of Belgian artists that I like. With one of my favorite photographers, Anton Corbijn, in my mind.
Something nice about the place where you live?
I live in a boring village near a nice town called Ghent. And that’s the place to be. Old houses, a castle, student city and a lot of culture.
A memory you wish you could have imprinted on film but didn’t?
One polaroid I regret, every time that I’m in Berlin, was a wall full with images of a theatre play about Christiane F. ” Children of Bahnhof Zoo “. There were also pictures of David Bowie with it
(because he played in the movie).That would have been an interesting polaroid…
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