Ina’s love for photography started as a kid spending many Sunday afternoons assisting her parents in their home-based dark room. Discovering the magic of photography while making her first photograms, seeing the picture unrevealing itself while bathing the paper under the red dim light made a huge impression which would never leave. She got her first camera at the age of 12 and started experimenting with film, polaroid, collages….
After studying Architecture at high school and Art History at the University of Ghent she came back to her old love and enrolled in a course Analogue Photography during her Audiovisual Communication studies at Universitat Autònoma Barcelona. Back in Belgium, Antwerp, during a 5-year long film education at the Royal Academy of Art she, inspired by Chris Marker, reedited one of her movies to a ‘photo-roman’ displayed at the annual exposition.
Eager to get a deeper knowledge of photography she started her training as a photographer at Encora, KISP and the Mediaschool of Antwerp. Her work has been reviewed more then once by MentorMentor & De Zilverbeek. Curious as she is she followed many workshops and lectures by Jesus Granada, Tuca Reines, Toon Grobet, Lisa Van Damme, Debby Huysmans, Jimmy Kets, Anton Corbijn, Nick Hannes, Carl De Keyzer, Max Pinckers, Filip Dujardin, Bieke Depoorter, James Rajotte and Harry Gruyaert.
The joy she gets out of playing with light, color, form and experiencing space, composing with its dimensions, perspectives, deformation and reflection…it‘s all in the photographic game she simply can’t resist. Her pictures mirror nostalgia, beauty in the simple things of society, poetry in the unexpected and reflections on time, nature versus society and the human kind and life in general….
Her portfolio project Re[Mark] was exhibited at Zebrastraat Ghent, at Opus One ’22, a selection by Breedbeeld (De Krook, Ghent) and at FotoNostrum, Barcelona as part of the Julia Margaret Cameron awards.
She is currently working on new projects at her Antwerp-based studio called RumpusRoom.