Sabrina M

Bio

I am self taught photographer and Adobe Photoshoper born October 1964 and living in Antwerp, Belgium. 

After being a stay at home mom for twenty years I rediscovered my old passion for photography. So you can say I’m born photographically in 2014

On the one side I love to frame the real life on the streets of Europe. Showing us the true life on the streets, I often focus on the surreal side of things without being disrespectful to the people in the picture.

On the other hand I love to take you on a journey to surreal places. The traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. My work is often described as dark and surreal. Breaking free from the gloomy world is a topic that often reappears, as well as dreaming of a nonexistent world.

 

Artistic statement -  Sabrina M 

I’d like to give the viewer a glimpse of my world, a world sometimes far removed from the world as we know it. I attempt to portray fantasy, emotion and intense feelings in my work. I hope my images offer hope in a complex time colored by negativity. I try to convey my reality to the viewer and enchant them with an alternate reality. The end result is one thing but the creative process that precedes it is equally important to me.

Recurring themes of contradictory feelings like loneliness, freedom, anonymity, flight or death go together in a dialogue that I try to translate into positive images. These images sometimes arise spontaneously or I can) get inspired by things that I hear or read. 

When I have a picture in my head, I make a rough sketch and on the basis of that sketch I photograph all of the ingredients to arrive at this one image. Like a traditional sculptor, I model with modern technologies and applied software all of the preparatory work to help bring to life what I had in mind from the beginning. You could compare it to how a painter would use a color palette, brushes, paint and various other items gradually creating an image on the canvas.

During the creative process, I use whatever is useful to achieve my goal. It may involve seemingly small, trivial objects that most would throw away, to create my personal symbolism. This slow process of creating in combination with how I feel at the moment forms the end result which is usually a dramatic, intensified, surreal version of what I had in mind when I started.

The biggest compliment I can get is that the viewer creates his or her own story full of their own personal feelings.

 

Cirriculum Vitae 

2015 Group Exhibition - Differences, Beveren 2017

2015 Annual Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam 

2016 Charity auction VoedSaam, Beveren 

2016 Group Exhibition Double Tree by Hilton, Amsterdam

2017 Park Lane ***** residence, Antwerp

2017 Galerie Fotoon: event Beeldenroute, Lissewege-Brugge

Publications and awards 

2013 - Publication APL Magazine 

2014 - Publication Huffington post online

2015 - Second price Photowhoa

2016 – Interview and promofilm Zoom magazine “I Am Different - Nikon” 

2017 - Stubborn magazine "Dream issue" 

2017 - Stubborn magazine "Mystery issue" 

2017 - Zoom magazine " What's in your bag' 

 
http://www.sabrina-m.be

Drams and emotions

Park Lane residence *****

expo | Antwerpen | 19 mei tot 25 juli 2017

door Sabrina M

Loss

Flying is mostly done with the imagination

Sometimes home is a person

It's better to feel pain than nothing at all

The decision to be me

Sadness flies away on the wings of time

Gift

Unlock

Global shut down

Umbrellas of illusion

Follow your own path

Embrace simplicity

Once upon a time

Sorrow

Lest we forget

Odd one out

Transparent thoughts

Never show your true face

Intoxicated with the madness of the world

In spite of her protection, she prefers to disappear into thousands of butterflies

Gloomy tales

Disguising reality

Beauty of humility