Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Portrait

Lady Godiva Dressed So Demurely, In Silk and Lace

  • Photographer
    David Degelin

Shot in the Belgian capital Brussels, the idea was to match the dominant blue and orange colors and expression of the amazing Brussels model Cassandra Marloye with windows of abandoned locations or places that are about to be demolished in the center of Brussels, representing the solitary and complex beauty of the city that I adore. The series should be considered as a view from a window, praising the hidden and unnoticed beauty.

I'm a photographer with a focus on portrait, street, and fine-art photography, and photography is my way of dealing with the world, people, stories, places, experiences. Photography is a therapeutic activity for me in a way, a survival strategy. I use light and shadow to capture what I feel, rather than what I see, and what I feel always takes precedence over what I see in what I do. I'm intrigued by the beauty of solitude, of people and places and in my work, this theme plays a dominant role.