Kim De Graeve
I always wanted to be a photographer, but life got in the way.. Later on I became a painter.
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
1 TOP Family Photographer Titles
The FPJA proudly recognizes Kim De Graeve as a TOP International Family Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Family Photographers.