Born in 1966, Claire Dekens discovered a way to express herself using photography at the age of 48.
Dekens graduated at the SASK (Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) in Hasselt ( Belgium ) . In her ongoing quest of mastering the image, she enrolled into the Bachelor Art Direction & Production Design at the Luca School of Arts in Genk ( Belgium ).
She put aside her job as a webdeveloper and became fulltime focussed at her new passion.
Dekens’ photography is mainly charactarized by it’s use of vivid colors. Her work of art consists of still life, sometimes in combination with self-portraits and portraits. It often references social themes and is comical too at times. She insists on shooting near her hometown because she wants to leave an ecological footimprint as tiny as possible.
Claire Dekens works and lives in Zonhoven, Belgium.
2012 – 2017 Photography – Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Hasselt
2017 – Bachelor Photography (Art Direction & Production Design) – Luca School of Arts (Genk)
2014 Workshop with Jerome Bonet (5 days)
2016 Workshop with Nicolas Karakatsanis and Nils Valkenborgh (1 day)
2018 Workshop with Bas Losekoot (4 days)
2019 Workshop with Jan Rosseel (4 days)
2019 #FotoCosaBa 6° edición – Madrid
2019 Lens op de mens – Overpelt