Under the paving stones the beach
I spend a few weekends during the year on the Belgian coast. These stays really connected me to the practice of photography which was very random before and more particularly street photography which I have been able to develop over the past two years. The photographs presented in the portfolio were taken over a period of one and a half years (June 2020 to November 2021) during the pandemic. The goal was not to document this period, it’s just that the photos were taken at that time. The red thread is the city of Ostend which serves as my backdrop for photographing. I strive to pick up details of everyday life, fleeting moments, in motion, atmospheres, a little humor. I was honored by photographers Stefan Vanfleteren and Jimmy Kets, jury of a competition organized by the city, which allowed me to receive the title of “photographer of the city of Ostend” for the year 2021 until August 2022 but above all to realize my first exhibition. Some photos will be included in a book which will be released in 2023 on the most beautiful photos of the Belgian coast.
Jeremy de Salle