Kim De Graeve

Portrait of East Flanders family photographer Kim De Graeve - Serving Families in Belgium and Flanders

Kim De Graeve

fotograeve BVBA
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I have always wanted to throw myself completely into photography, but photography is a joke. My parents didn't have the budget so I had to do something else with my life.

I could still be my creative self by studying painting but gradually forgot that photography was a possibility ... However, I had always unconsciously remembered somewhere that the passion for photography would someday prevail.
When I was 28 I finally started Fotograeve in secondary occupation, a year later I went all out for it and made it my main occupation.

I photograph as I paint and that is quite dark. I love melancholy, light, love, and self-mockery. From Sally Mann, Tim Burton, Lars von Trier & Darren Aronofsky. But also of honesty, purity, and serenity ...

I am an old soul and have been swimming quite a lot. That made me a very positive person with a lot of perseverance. I am always cheerful and smiley and have an incredible amount of patience for everything and everyone - except myself;)

An extroverted introvert, very insecure alongside my self-assured me.

Always looking for people who see the world as I see it: beautiful, wonderful, tolerant and therefore entirely for everyone.

I take your photos, your memories and that is why I think it is very important that you feel addressed to who I am.

Only with whom you feel good can you let go of everything and be yourself.

4 Awards for Documentary Family Photography