Sofie Jaspers /
An important aspect of my work is the staging. This is being created following a fictional story. The model is a character, searched to be placed in this staging.
My work is more of a document than a portrait. A document of a fictive reality.
I capture the people in my reportage series in the same way. Even though they're photographed in their own environment, I isolate them in a subtle way. Staging is omnipresent in my work. I spend time with the people I portray. Observe their way of being / living. They're persons who intrige me. That's why every portrait is an important memory for me. A document of the people I've met.
Also in my photo assignements i'm fascinated by the staging, interactions and body language of the characters or inhabitants of a story. That's why i'm passionated about performance and film and i love to work together with different artists and directors.
For staging my photo's and working on studio assignments I work in my studio at DOP Platform, Appelstraat, 2140 Borgerhout/ Antwerp.
Copyright Sofie Jaspers
Sofie Jaspers (1979) Belgian photographer, graduated in 2001 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
Expositions & projects
'Ontstaan' expo Hypermobiel Antwerp
'One armed man - Monsters' expo Oude Beurs, Hofstraat 15, 2000 Antwerpen (artist and production)
‘One armed man, The year 2525’ expo ’t groen kwartier, Berchem (artist and production)
‘Start DOP platform vzw’ Platform for applied and fine arts. (artist and production)
‘Portraits: Available series’ Detroit, Colorado
‘Opening expo Atelier DOP’ Borgerhout. photography
‘One Armed Man - Pin-up’ photography. Design center Antwerp
‘Start Atelier DOP’ group of artists in applied and fine arts, photography,
performance, graphic design, film, printed matter, …
‘Gevaarlijk jong - Sara Dijkmans’, expo Flemish Parlement Brussels - film & photography
‘Documentary Idomeneo’, Opera ‘De Munt’ Brussels. Museum Night Fever- film
‘After ten, part 2.’ expo Staf Versluys, Bredene (with Greet Vlegels & Erika Teirlinck)
‘En solo.’ Expo Eastern Gallery. Moscow -photography
‘Portraits.’ Expo Gelijke Kansenhuis, Brussels
‘After Ten.’ Expo Bredene - photography
‘Residence’Kaska’ Antwerp - photography
‘Gedacht.’ Kortfilm (with Siska Van Daele). Directing / DOP.
‘The ringing bell.’ Shortmovie by Moustapha Saouidi. Audio.
‘Surfaced decadence.’ Shortmovie (text Ine Pieters)
‘New york state & Canada’. Portrait & Short.
‘Belfast, Ireland.’ Reportage
‘Poetry&pics.’ (ism. Ine Pieters) photography, text & film, Antwerp
‘Central America, The South.’ Reportage
Toni&Guy, Abattoir Fermé, S&P, Yong, Id&t-Release, Cavaria, Groovy, Nadir, Mastercab -Desire (Video), Bombo-matic, Concentra,
Sixofour org, Piazza, Jens Dawn, Mushi, Wilde Vlechten, Fivi Kaska, Dop platform,Studio stArt, Studio Tolaro, …